The Relationship between Principals’ Transformational Leadership Styleand Teachers’ Organizational Citizenship Behaviors


1 College of Education and Psychology Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz

2 Department of Educational Psychology

3 Department of Industrial and Organizational Psychology


The purpose of the present study was toexamine the relationships betweenprincipals’ transformational leadership style and teachers’ organizational citizenship behaviors in Bushehr-Iran. The participants of the study were 235 teachers who were working at Bushehr education department that were selected using multi-stage random sampling. The instruments which used in this study were Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) (Bass and Avolio, 1995) and teachers’ organizational citizenship behaviors questionnaires developed by Somech and Drach-Zahavy (2000). In this research we used the Pearson correlation and stepwise regression analyses. The results show that the range of positive correlation coefficients between subscales of transformational leadership  (idealized  influence,  inspirational  motivation,  intellectual stimulation,  individualized  consideration),  and  the  three  components  of  the construct  of  the teachers’ organizational citizenship behaviors (OCBs) (teachers’ OCBs toward the school, teachers’ OCBs toward the team, and teachers’ OCBs toward the students) are  from .13  to .28  which  are significant  at p