International Journal of
Educational Administration and Policy Studies

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Educ. Admin. Pol. Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6656
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJEAPS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 215

Full Length Research Paper

The impact of principals’ instructional leadership behaviors on teachers’ attitudes toward work: Some evidence from Turkey

Murat Özdemir
Department of Educational Sciences, Çankiri Karatekin University, Çankiri, Turkey.  
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 17 April 2012
  •  Published: 31 May 2012

Abstract

Present study investigated the relationship between principals’ instructional leadership behaviors and teachers’ attitudes toward work. 225 teachers who work in the provinces of Istanbul, Ankara and Van in Turkey voluntarily participated in the study. Data were gathered through ‘instructional leadership scale (ILS)’, which was developed by GümüÅŸeli (1996), and ‘scale for attitude toward work (SFATW)’, which was developed by Balci et al. (2012) and analyzed with Pearson r and multiple regression analyzing techniques. Findings indicated that principals’ instructional leadership behaviors were significantly correlated with teachers’ attitudes toward work and principals’ instructional leadership behaviors predicted teachers’ attitudes toward work. Findings also showed that principals’ instructional leadership behaviors explained 27% of the variance in teachers’ attitudes toward work.

 

Key words: Principal, instructional leadership, teacher, attitude toward work.