The Relationship between Knowledge Management, Leadership Style, and Work Motivation: Evidence from an Islamic Boarding School
This study empirically examines the relationship between leadership, knowledge management, and teacher motivation by studying a boarding school. Specifically, this research tests whether leadership style has a mediating effect on the relationship between knowledge management and motivation. Based on the literature review, a theoretical framework for this study is established. A survey was employed to gather information from the teachers of a boarding school located in Solo city, Indonesia. This study employs SEM-PLS to estimate the empirical model. Knowledge management is found to have insignificant effect on leadership style. However, knowledge management and leadership are positively associated with teacher motivation. This research extends the literature on knowledge management by linking with teacher motivation and leadership style. The use of Islamic leadership style may also contribute to the existing literature.
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