The Effect of Emotional Intelligence on Transformational Leadership Style Towards Teacher’s Organizational Commitment: A Pilot Test


  • Puspa Liza Ghazali
  • Farah Wahida Jaafar
  • Eni Norein Mohammad Zain
  • Juliana Ariffin
  • Asyraf Aftarnorhan
  • Hazimi Foziah
  • Roslida Abdul Razak



This research focuses on the effect of emotional intelligence as a predictor between the relationship of transformational leadership style towards teachers’ organisational commitment. The purpose of the research is to examine is there any finding found between direct and indirect significant effect of transformational leadership style on teachers’ organisational commitment with emotional intelligence define as a mediator. Hundred respondents of daily secondary school teachers in Terengganu were chosen to answer the questionnaire for a pilot study. Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) need to be done to find the value of the factor loading for each item must be that greater than 0.6 which fits for the research. The data is suitable to proceed for an analysis of Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) if the value for Kaiser Meyer Olkins (KMO) and Bartlett Test of Sphericity achieve the significant level (p < 0.05) which indices the accuracy of EFA result and the value of K should be higher than 0.60 as proposed. The reliability test needs to be done to find the value of Cronbach’s Alpha which was greater than 0.6 and must be accepted. To conclude, the suitability test of the instruments which was adapted from previous study to the population and situation of the research are admissible.