Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2016, Vol. 12(3) 155-171
Ali Sabancı, Ahmet Şahin, Melek Alev Sönmez & Ozan Yılmaz
pp. 155 - 171 | Manu. Number: ijpe.2016.036
Published online: October 01, 2016 | Number of Views: 290 | Number of Download: 820
The purpose of this study was to explore the correlation between school administrators’ communication skills and school culture. This research was conducted as a survey using a descriptive method in order to ascertain the views of school managers and teachers about the correlation between school managers’ communication skills and school culture in Turkey. The data were collected from teachers and managers working in Kindergartens, Primary Schools (1-8th grades), and High Schools in the province of Antalya, Turkey via the “Interpersonal Communication Skills Questionnaire” and “Organizational Culture Questionnaire” designed with five-point Likert scales, ranging from strongly disagree to strongly agree. A total of 1037 questionnaires were included in the analysis. Pearson correlations coefficient and Hierarchical regression analyses were conducted to examine the extent to which communication skills of school managers predict school culture. Consequently, interpersonal communication skills of school managers and organizational culture were found to be correlated moderately.
Keywords: School culture, Interpersonal communication, Managers’ skills, Culture change.
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