The Influence of School Organizational Climate on Metacognition Awarness among Primary School Teachers in the North Island Zone of Sabah
The purpose of this study is to determine the strength of the school's organizational climate influences, which includes four dimensions: collegial leadership, teacher professionalism, academic emphasis and community involvement on metacognition awareness among teachers that working in primary schools in the Northern Island Zone of Sabah. Using a quantitative approach, this study is based on an ‘ex post facto’ study design. The data were collected through questionnaire instrument by using the "School Climate Index" (SCI) and "Metacognitive Awareness Inventory for Teacher" (MAIT). Through the purposive sampling design, a total of 151 teachers that teaching at 14 primary schools in the island zone were involved in this study. Descriptive and inference statistics were used to analyze the data and to present the findings of the study. The data were analyzed by using Multiple Regression Analysis. The findings show that the level of school organization climate (M = 4.15, SD = .40) and teachers' metacognition awareness (M = 4.11, SD = .40) are at a high and positive level. The results of the multiple regression analysis showed that two dimensions of the constructs of the school organization climate : colegial leadership (β = .293, t = 3.536, p <.05) and the dimensions of academic emphasis (β = .411, t = 3.921, p <.05 ) found to be able to contribute significant predictor value to teacher metacognition awareness and thus reject the null hypothesis. Research implications have also been discussed.