Sources of Conflict Between Primary School Principals and School Counsellors in Turkey

Aydin I., Arastaman G., Akar F.

EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, vol.36, no.160, pp.199-212, 2011 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 160
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.199-212
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


In order to achieve schools' organizational goals, coordination between school principals and school counsellors and efficient conflict management strategies must be considered as important factors. The present study is a survey model descriptive study which examines the views of school principals and school counsellors in terms of sources of conflict. Data have been collected from 260 school counsellors and 175 school principals at public primary schools in central districts of Ankara. According to the findings of the study, school counsellors state that school principals do not know the scope of the tasks assigned to them and they demand tasks which are not within this scope. However, school principals indicate that school counsellors do not have sufficient professional knowledge and they should work in some other administrative task at school.