The Effect of Servant Leadership on Teacher Alienation: The Mediating Role of Supportive School Culture
The Effect of Servant Leadership on Teacher Alienation: The Mediating Role of Supportive School Culture

Author : Mahmut Polatcan
Number of pages : 57-67

Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine teachers’ perceptions of the mediating role of supportive school culture in the relationship between school principals' servant leadership behaviors and teacher alienation. A correlational survey model was used. Study sample consisted of 244 teachers recruited using simple random sampling. Data were collected using the Servant Leadership Assessment Instrument, Teacher Alienation Scale and Supportive school culture Scale. Results show that servant leadership is negatively correlated with teacher alienation and that school principals' servant leadership behaviors predict teacher alienation. Supportive school culture has a mediating effect on school principals' servant leadership behaviors and teacher alienation. Results were compared with the literature, and recommendations were made to practitioners.

Keywords

Servant leadership, teacher alienation, supportive school culture

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