Mentor Shared Leadership Interaction Through Teacher's Work Motivation with the Teacher's Work Pressure
This concept paper discusses the interaction of mentor’s shared leadership approach with the teacher’s work pressure through the motivation of the primary school teachers in Sabah. In the process of achieving the goal of improving students’ achievement, the development and improvement of teacher’s quality need to be given more attention especially to motivate and work stress management in schools. Teachers also need the help or guidance from a mentor which is the School Improvement Specialist Coaches (SISC+) to conduct effective teaching. Through the guidance of the mentor, the quality of education learned by the students in primary school can be better. Shared leadership is made up of task- oriented factors such as planning, management and problem solving, and relationship-oriented factors such as support, consideration, development and mentoring. Shared leadership is growing and being used within the organization as a team-based structure replacing the hierarchical structure. Therefore, work motivation will motivate individuals to take specific actions to encourage employees to achieve effective results. Motivation starts with needs, goals that are to be achieved and must be considerate, and motivated teachers are always in a tension. So, to reduce this pressure, they ned to work harder. Work stress is an experience that is closely related to the teacher’s emotions and especially the negative feelings associated with the teacher’s work. Therefore, when teachers are able to control their stress, their teaching and learning process will be smooth and effective in achieving the goals set by the Ministry of Education Malaysia.