International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Perception of Teachers About Management Skills of School Principals
Assoc. Prof.Dr.Salih Pasa Memisoglu

The purpose of this research is to reveal the perceptions of teachers who have been working in primary and secondry schools for school principals’ methods and skills. Survey model was used. The population of research incledes 795 primary school teachers and 740 branch teacherswho have been working in primary and secondry schools in Adapazarı, Sakarya in 2012-2013 education year. The sample consists of 107 primary and 147 branch teachers who were chosen randomly by random sample method. 319 questionaires (% 79,75 ) were turned back from 400 distrubuted questionaire. 58 (% 18,18 ) questionaires were empty and 7 (% 2,19 ) questionaire were filled incorrect from turned questionaires. Empty and wrong questionaires were removed and 254 (%63) questionaires were used. To collect data, management skills scale was used which was developed by Quast and Hazucha (1992),and adapeted Turkish by Sekerci. This scale has two parts. In the first part of this scale, there are questions related to teachers that aplied for their view; gender, in-service training, year of service, branch, education status variables. In the second part of scale, there is an scale which consist of 34 items. The scale is 5- point Likert scale from 1 “strongly disagree” to 5 “strongly agree.” The reliability (Cronbach’s Alpha) of the questionnaire was found .94. Mean, frequency, percentage, satandard deviation, correlation, t-test, ANOVA and Kruskal Wallis test were used for analysing the data. Mean score of principals’ management skills is