ASSESSING SCHOOL PRINCIPALS' ETHICAL LEADERSHIP BEHAVIOURS: A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY AMONG TURKISH TEACHERS

Hilal Büyükgöze

Abstract


Ethical leadership has become prominent in the leadership literature recently. The aim of the current study was to assess school principals' ethical leadership behaviours in the Turkish context. School principals' ethical leadership behaviours were measured by Ethical Leadership Scale, developed by Brown, Trevino and Harrison (2005), and adapted into Turkish by Tuna, Bircan and Yeşiltaş (2012). Internal consistency of the instrument was investigated by Cronbach's alpha value, and the construct validity of the scale was tested on LISREL by confirmatory factor analysis. Data was analysed by t- test and ANOVA. Findings revealed that participant teachers' opinions regarding school principals' ethical leadership behaviours did not differ in relation to gender, tenure and educational background. However, high school teachers were found to perceive that their school principals behaved more ethically than primary and secondary school principals.Resultshavebeendiscussed along with the limitations of the study.

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