HomeThe Asia-Pacific Education Researchervol. 18 no. 2 (2009)

The Opinions of Teachers on the Effects of the Administrative Behaviors of School Principals on Teachers’ Job Satisfaction

Betül Balkar

Discipline: Education, Education Administration



This study investigated how the administrative behaviors of school principals affect the job satisfaction of teachers. The opinions of 52 primary school teachers on the behaviors shown by their school principals during the administrative process and how these behaviors affect their job satisfaction were obtained. Criterion sampling and convenience sampling, which are the two methods of purposive sampling, were used together. In the analysis of qualitative data from the teachers, evaluative analysis and numerical analysis of the qualitative data were done. Results of the study determined that there are some administrative behaviors of the school principals that either increase or decrease the job satisfaction of the teachers but that all of the administrative behaviors of the school principals during administrative process have negative effects on the job satisfaction of the teachers.