Effective Components in New Principal Induction Program: A Systematic Review


  • Aney Marinda Muhammad Amin
  • Norasmah Othman
  • Aida Hanim A. Hamid


Components, New Principal, Induction, Systematic Review


Induction is one of the main supports that can help new principals develop the skills, confidence, and attitudes needed to produce high-performing leaders. However, systematic literature reviews related to the implementation of effective new principal induction program around the world are limited. Therefore, this study was conducted to identify effective components in the implementation of induction programs among principals, especially in the early stages of their service. This systematic literature review is conducted using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) method based on two main databases, namely Web of Science and Scopus. The results showed three themes that appear in an effective induction program, particularly in terms of structure, content, and process. Meanwhile, 11 sub-themes have been identified, which explain the main components in detail. Further studies on the need for new principals in the aspect of leadership and guidance should be carried out to identify factors that can maximize the effectiveness of a principal and the development of a precise induction process.