ririn handayani, Helwen Heri


Research Objectives: The ability of a principal to bring his school to success is crucial. Being a leader who is able to motivate teachers to continue to improve themselves and become more creative is very important. This study will look at which leadership styles are more suitable to be practiced in educational organizations, whether transformational or transactional leadership in improving teacher learning and creativity orientation. This research will also use gender as a moderator.

Method: This study uses quantitative methods with a population of 1,602 people from 56 High Schools in Pekanbaru. Sampling method using stratified random sampling. Calculation of the number with N population developed by Krejcie and Morgan (1970) in Ferdinand (2006) is with N (population) = 1.602 then n (sample) = 310 samples. Analyzer used is multiple linear regression with SPSS 22 software.
Findings: It has been found that transformational and transactional leadership influences the increasing orientation of teacher learning and creativity. But it has also been found that transformational leadership is greater in influencing the increasing orientation of teacher learning and creativity. That gender (women) is better than to headmaster than gender (male).

Findings: This study adds to the study of management literature on leadership styles especially in education. It also provides new things that women are better than to be leaders than men specialy in the education organization.



Key words: transformational leadership, transactional leadership, learning orientation, creativity, gender, teachers.


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