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Original article | TAY Journal 2023, Vol. 7(2) 518-550

Examining the Leadership Behaviors of Primary School Principals: A Phenomenological Study

Emre Sönmez, Zeki Öğdem, Emre Er

pp. 518 - 550   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/tayjournal.2023.543.08   |  Manu. Number: tay journal.2023.023

Published online: July 31, 2023  |   Number of Views: 4  |  Number of Download: 105


Abstract

This study aims to examine the beliefs and experiences of primary school principals regarding leadership behaviors. In this context, the research was structured in a phenomenological design by employing a qualitative approach. Seven primary school principals were the study's participants, chosen using the criterion sampling method. A semi-structured interview form developed by the researchers were used as data collection tools. The research data were collected through face-to-face interviews with the participants and also recorded. The research data were analyzed with both content analysis and descriptive analysis techniques. In the study, it was found that school principals demonstrated a range of leadership behaviors within the meaning of the concept of those behaviors, the process of developing a strategic plan and vision, the process of making decisions at the school, the school environment, the impact on teachers' professional development studies, parent and relations with the external environment, and the efforts to improve student success. The findings of the research are broken down and analyzed with reference to the corresponding literature. Various recommendations were presented in accordance with the research findings.

Keywords: Primary school, school principal, leadership behavior, phenomenology


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APA 6th edition
Sonmez, E., Ogdem, Z. & Er, E. (2023). Examining the Leadership Behaviors of Primary School Principals: A Phenomenological Study . TAY Journal, 7(2), 518-550. doi: 10.29329/tayjournal.2023.543.08

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Sonmez, E., Ogdem, Z. and Er, E. (2023). Examining the Leadership Behaviors of Primary School Principals: A Phenomenological Study . TAY Journal, 7(2), pp. 518-550.

Chicago 16th edition
Sonmez, Emre, Zeki Ogdem and Emre Er (2023). "Examining the Leadership Behaviors of Primary School Principals: A Phenomenological Study ". TAY Journal 7 (2):518-550. doi:10.29329/tayjournal.2023.543.08.

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