Do Managers See Teachers’ Needs?

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Number of pages: 649-663
Year-Number: 2021-Volume 13, Issue 3

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In this study, “Managerial Support for Employees' Psychological Needs: A Multidimensional Approach” scale developed by Parfyonova et al. (2019) was adapted to Turkish and Turkish culture. Within the scope of the study, it was aimed to reveal the school administrators' management status according to their needs in terms of variables of gender, seniority, school level and number of teachers in the school. At the first stage of the study, confirmatory factor analysis performed to determine the construct validity, the scale; Autonomy support (1-4), competence support (5-17) and relatedness support (18-27) were confirmed as three dimensions and 27 items and to determine the reliability of the scale, Cronbach's Alpha value was examined and the scale was found to be highly reliable. In addition, item total correlation values and Low-High t-test analysis among 27% groups; was carried out within the scope of item analysis. As a result of all analyses, it can be said that “Need-Supportive Management Scale (NSMS)” is adapted in accordance with Turkish culture and can be used in educational organizations. At the last stage of the study, teachers' opinions about need-supportive management were examined. Teachers' views on Need-Supportive management support are moderate in terms of autonomy support, competence support, and relatedness support. In other words, teachers do not think that they have received sufficient support by their administrators.

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