An evaluation of teachers' views of primary school principals' practice of democratic values


Genc S. Z.

SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND PERSONALITY, vol.36, no.4, pp.483-491, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.2224/sbp.2008.36.4.483
  • Title of Journal : SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND PERSONALITY
  • Page Numbers: pp.483-491

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to evaluate teachers' views about the level of practice of democratic values by primary school principals. Participants were 300 primary school teachers from four different regions of Turkey. The data were collected through a questionnaire, and analyzed by using t test and ANOVA tests. Results indicate that gender, educational level, and membership of a union make a difference in terms of practicing democratic values. Furthermore, some meaningful differences were noted in the subdimension of the questionnaire depending on the teachers' professional experience and on the present number of students as variables.