Did Transformational and Transactional Leadership Style of Head Master Influence High School Teacher Performance?

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Transformational leadership is described as a leadership style that can motivate employees so that they can develop and achieve high levels of performance. Transactional leadership is described as leadership that provides an explanation of what the subordinates are responsible for and the rewards they can expect if the specified standards are achieved. To improve teacher performance, a leader is needed who can apply transactional and transformational leadership styles. This study aims to determine the effect of these two leadership styles on teacher performance. By using survey methods and multiple linear regression analysis, the results showed that transformational and transactional leadership styles partially or collectively affect the performance of high school teachers in Pati district. Meanwhile, the transformational leadership style has more dominant influence on teacher performance. It is suggested to principals and teachers to apply transformational leadership styles in order to improve organizational performance.

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