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: 222

Article in Press

Investigation of the Correlation between Organizational Power Types used by Middle School Principals with Work Stress of Teachers

Dudu Konanç, Tevfik UZUN

  •  Received: 27 November 2021
  •  Accepted: 31 December 2021
This study targeted investigation of the relationship between the power types used by school principals and work stress of teachers based on the views of teachers. The sample for the research comprised 172 teachers employed in middle schools linked to the Ministry of National Education (MoNE) in Bulancak county in Giresun province in Turkey in the 2019-2020 educational year. The research used the relational survey model. A data collection tool comprising three sections was used with the aim of collecting data in the research. The first section contained a personal information form with the aim of determining the demographic characteristics of teachers. The second section comprised the ‘power types scale’ and the third section included the ‘work stress scale’. To identify relationships between variables, descriptive statistics (percentage, frequency, arithmetic mean), t test, ANOVA, correlation and regression analyses were used. According to the results of the research, there appears to be a negative significant correlation between the power types of school principals and the work stress of teachers. When the correlation between power types and teacher work stress is investigated, there were negative significant correlations between expert power, informational power, commitment power and charismatic power with work stress, while there was a positive correlation between coercive power and work stress. Additionally, the power types used by school principals predicted the work stress of teachers.

Keywords: Organizational power types, school principals, work stress