Trust in School Principal and Self-efficacy as Predictors of Teacher Professionalism


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KOŞAR S.

EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, vol.40, no.181, pp.255-270, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 181
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.15390/eb.2015.4562
  • Title of Journal : EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.255-270

Abstract

This study examined the relationships between teacher professionalism of primary and secondary school teachers, their perceptions of trust in school principal and levels of their self-efficacy. The present study was designed in correlational research model. A total of 279 primary and secondary school teachers participated in the study. Research data was analyzed through descriptive statistics, Pearson product-moment correlation coefficients and multiple linear regression. Results indicated that there were positive and significant relationships between teacher self-efficacy, trust in school principal and teacher professionalism. Furthermore, results revealed that teachers' levels of trust and perceptions of self-efficacy were significant predictors of teacher professionalism. In the study, suggestions were made for improving teacher professionalism and following researches.