Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2006

Full Length Research Paper

Primary school teachers’ vıews about supervisional deviant behaviours

Ali AKSU1*
  • Ali AKSU1*
  • 1Dokuz Eylul University Buca Faculty of Education Department of Educational Administration
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Halil GUCER2
  • Halil GUCER2
  • 2Dokuz Eylul University School of Foreign Languages
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  • Asli ORCAN2
  • 2Dokuz Eylul University School of Foreign Languages
  • Google Scholar

  •  Received: 12 December 2014
  •  Accepted: 25 May 2015
  •  Published: 10 June 2015


This research examines supervisional deviant behaviours depending on the primary school teachers’ view in Izmir, Turkey. Organizational or workplace deviant behaviours have been studied in number of studies and these types of behaviours are determined. It is obvious that solving the problems of orgaizational deviance contribute to meet organizational objectives. Since the supervision process which aims at revealing the realization level of organizational goals is one of the important part of organizations, determining and solving the problems of supervisional deviant behaviours can also contribute to meet the targets. Therefore this study is organized to determine supervisional deviant behaviours in supervision process depending on the primary school teachers’ opinions. Qualitative research was conducted in this study. Extreme-end sampling was used as a procedure of data collection. MAXQDA10.1 data analysis programme is used to anlayze the data. According to research findings supervisional deviant behaviours are observed in Turkish primary schools and supervisional deviance is influenced by three themes namely “supervisors’ individual deviant behaviours”, “deviant behaviours resulted from supervisors inabilities” and “supervisors unethical deviant behaviours”. Consequently, educational system should take some measures to overcome the negative effects of supervisional deviant behaviours for better learning outcomes.

Key words: Organizational deviance, supervisioanl deviance, primary school teachers’ views.