EXAMINING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE POLITICAL BEHAVIOR OF TEACHERS AND THE POWER RESOURCES OF SCHOOL MANAGERS


Konaklı T. , Odabaşı S.

The Journal of Kesit Academy, vol.7, no.27, pp.99-119, 2021 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 27
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.29228/kesit.51110
  • Title of Journal : The Journal of Kesit Academy
  • Page Numbers: pp.99-119

Abstract

The purpose of this studyis to examine the relationship between the power sources used by school administrators and the level of political behavior of teachers, differences and dimensions in terms of various variables according to te-achers' perceptions. ‘’Organizational Power Scale in Schoolsand ‘’Political Beha-vior Scalewere used as data collection tools in this research, which was created in the survey model. The study was conducted with 410 teachers using the stratified sampling method in primary, secondary and high schoolsin Kocaeli province Gebze district. The data were analyzed with the SPSS 21 program. According to the results of the research, it is seen that school administrators ‘’sometimesresort to coercive power source and ‘’mostlyto legal, expertise, reward andcharismatic power sources. On the other hand, it has been observed that teachers exhibit ‘’par-tiallypolitical behaviors such as behaving compromising, acting hypocritically, trying to get into the eyes, trying to benefit from management and seeking mutual interest, and ‘’quitethe political behavior of forming a coalition. It was concluded that both sources of power and political behavior differ significantly in terms of gender, type of school and years of service. In addition, a significant relationship was found between power sources and sub-dimensions of political behavior. While there is a ‘’mediumand ‘’lowlevel positive relationship between the legal and coercive power source of power supplies and political behavior; A negative relati-onship was found at ‘’mediumand ‘’lowlevel with expertise, reward and cha-rismatic power sources.