Teachers’ Views on The Influence Tactics Used By School Administrators

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korkmaz y., Koşar D.

Gazi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi, vol.43, no.2, pp.1101-1128, 2023 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier


The aim of this research is to reveal the influence tactics adopted by the school administrators working in the official secondary schools of Kırıkkale city center and to examine the importance of the influence tactics and their effects on the education and training process according to the views of the teachers working in these schools. Qualitative research and phenomenology design was used in the study. The research was conducted with 16 teachers. Maximum diversity sampling among purposive sampling methods was used. The data obtained with the semi-structured interview form were analyzed with the content analysis technique. According to the results of the research, it is seen that the moderate influence tactics used by the administrators in secondary schools can create an efficient working environment and peaceful climate in schools as well as increasing the organizational citizenship behaviors of teachers. On the other hand, it is seen that the use of harsh influence tactics causes negative attitudes among teachers and behaviors such as uneasiness, low motivation, grouping and failure. Administrators should prefer more moderate tactics for the effective functioning of the schools.