Instructors' Exhibition Levels of Spiritual Leadership Behavior According to University Preparatory Class Students


POLAT S. , Tulubas T.

EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, cilt.38, ss.32-47, 2013 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 38 Konu: 170
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Dergi Adı: EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.32-47

Özet

The purpose of this study is to determine instructors' exhibition levels of spiritual leadership behaviour according to the perceptions of English language preparatory school students. The study is designed in a descriptive research model. The universe of the study comprises 2600 students studying at English language preparatory class at Kocaeli University School of Foreign Languages. The sample of the study was selected randomly and comprised 693 students. The data were collected using Turkish version of Fry's (2003) "Spiritual Leadership Scale" which was translated and adapted by the researchers. After the factor analysis, it was determined that 26 items in the scale were grouped in 6 dimensions. These dimensions were the same as in the original scale. The arithmetic meand were used to determine instructors' exhibition levels of spiritual leadership behaviour according to the perceptions of preparatory class students. T-test was used to determine whether students' perceptions regarding instructors' exhibition levels of spiritual leadership behaviour change according to gender and class level. Findings of the study show that instructors are perceived to exhibit high levels of spiritual leadership behaviours. According to students, faculty members exhibit higher levels of spiritual leadership behaviours in "meaning/calling, altruistic love, hope/faith, productivity and membership" dimensions while they remain at moderate level in "vision" dimension.