The Impact of Transformational Leaders on Improving Public Schools in Saudi Arabia

Abdullah Alqushayri, Tennessee State University


The purpose of this quantitative study was to investigate the impact of transformational educational leaders on improving the public school system in Saudi Arabia, in relation to the dimensions of transformational leadership that include school improvement, inspirational motivation, and empowerment. The Saudi Arabian government’s Vision 2030 aims to make monumental leaps in every aspect of the country, including in education, in order to meet global standards by the year 2030. To do that, it is necessary to determine the most efficient methods to transform the Saudi Arabian school system and make it more effective. This study purports that by implementing transformational leadership standards in positions of power, the education system in Saudi Arabia will itself be transformed. To determine whether this hypothesis is correct, the researcher administered surveys to educational leaders within the Najran City District of Saudi Arabia, asking them to rate their answers from 1 to 5 (Strongly Disagree to Strongly Agree). IBM Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) used to dissect the data. The researcher then summarized the data and made recommendations about the use of transformational leadership accordingly.

Subject Area

Educational leadership|Middle Eastern Studies|Educational administration|Public administration

Recommended Citation

Abdullah Alqushayri, "The Impact of Transformational Leaders on Improving Public Schools in Saudi Arabia" (2024). ETD Collection for Tennessee State University. Paper AAI30993108.