International Journal of Educational Studies and Policy
Yazarlar: Bülent Şahin, Mustafa Özgenel
Anahtar Kelimeler:Leadership,Leadership styles,Organizational happiness,School happiness
Özet: The aim of this study is to investigate the comparison of the predictive value of school administrators’ leadership styles on school happiness. In this context, the relational survey method is used in the research. The population of the research consists of teachers working in public and private schools in Çekmeköy and Üsküdar districts of Istanbul. The sample of the study consisted of 576 teachers. "School Principals Leadership Styles" and "School Happiness Scale" are used to collect data. Normality and reliability values are calculated before proceeding to analyze the data. Correlation and regression analyze are performed in the study. According to the findings, teachers' perceptions of school happiness are at the "high" level, while their transformational leadership style perceptions are also at the "high" level and their laissez-faire leadership style perceptions are at the "low" level and the transactional leadership style perceptions are at the "middle" level. A high level of positive correlation was found between school principals' transformational leadership style and school happiness. However, there is a medium level of a negative relationship between laissez-faire leadership style and transactional leadership style and school happiness. In the research, it is concluded that the transformational, transactional, and laissez-faire leadership styles significantly predict school happiness.