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ERIC Number: EJ1219211
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1554-5210
An Analysis of the Relationship between the General Self-Efficacy Perceptions of Teachers and Their Political Skill Levels
Bozbayindir, Fatih; Alev, Sedat
International Journal of Progressive Education, v15 n2 p65-77 2019
The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between the general self-efficacy perceptions of teachers and their political skill levels. The relational screening model method was used for this study. Data was collected from 358 teachers serving at primary and secondary schools in the city of Gaziantep in the 2017-2018 academic year. The research's data was collected through the "General Self-Efficacy Scale" and the "Political Skill Inventory". The confirmatory factor analysis was performed for each of the scales used in the study with the AMOS software. This was followed by descriptive statistics and correlation, and regression analyses with the SPSS program. Research findings indicate that teachers' general self-efficacy perceptions, as well as the interpersonal influence and apparent sincerity sub-dimensions of political skills are at a high level, while their social astuteness and networking abilities are at a medium level. As a result of the correlation analysis, it was found that the general self-efficacy had a significant positive relationship with the networking ability, apparent sincerity, social astuteness and interpersonal influence sub-dimensions of political skills. According to the stepwise multiple regression analysis results, the general self-efficacy predicts all the sub-dimensions of the political skills in a significant and positive manner. It can be suggested that teachers with high general self-efficacy perceptions have higher levels of political skills and are more likely to reach their goals by using their political skills with the people around them in the school environment. [This study was verbally presented at the 13th International Congress on Educational Administration.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey