Predicting teacher emotional labour based on multi-frame leadership orientations: a case from Turkey

ÖZDEMİR M., Kocak S.

IRISH EDUCATIONAL STUDIES, vol.37, no.1, pp.69-87, 2018 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/03323315.2018.1438912
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.69-87
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Human behaviours in organisations are closely associated with leadership styles. The main purpose of this study is to find out the relationship between teachers' perception about multi-frame leadership orientations of principals and teachers' emotional labour. The study is based on Bolman and Deal's Four Frames Model, and, therefore, the Leadership Orientation Scale and Emotional Labour Scale are used. The participants of this research are 570 teachers. The teachers' perceptions showed that school principals tend to mostly use political and structural frames. In addition, teachers consider themselves as having a high level of genuine emotions. It was also found that school principals' leadership orientations are significant predictors of emotional labour.