• Rotana Sek The University of Cambodia, Phnom Penh of Cambodia



Transformational Leadership, Staff Performance, School Principals


Principals from the primary levels upward are failing to share leadership understanding, skills, and attitudes with staff, and many school principals are facing significant issues with leading their schools. Principals need to have knowledge of leadership and know how to improve their staff performance. The research established the correlation between transformational leadership and staff performance at private primary schools in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. This research used the Pearson correlation coefficient and a quantitative approach in SPSS version 25 with 100 respondents from private primary schools. As a result, this study answered the research hypotheses that there were statistically significant positive correlations between transformational leadership and staff performance (r = 0.44, p = 0.01). The findings are carefully examined and significant, and the results proved that the research is fruitful and achievable in improving staff performance in Cambodia. For future studies, researchers should apply different leadership styles to improve principals’ leadership in Cambodia.


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Rotana Sek, The University of Cambodia, Phnom Penh of Cambodia




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