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A survey research of leadership styles of elementary school principals

Dereli, Mahçe
The purpose of this survey research is to explore the leadership styles of public elementary school principals in Turkey as perceived by principals themselves and teachers.The subjects of this study include 350 public elementary school principals and 700 public elementary school teachers.The questionnaire has two parallel forms, one for the principals to rate themselves and another in which teachers can rate the principals.According to Section I and Section II , the principals rated themselves the highest on the human resource frame. In addition to this, the majority of the principals consider themselves as being effective leaders and managers. As to teacher ratings of the principals in relation to leadership frames, the principals were rated the highest on the human resource frame in Section I and Section II . Moreover, the majority of the teachers think that the principals that they work with are effective managers and leaders.