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ERIC Number: EJ1178819
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jul
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1741-1432
Principals' Metaphors as a Lens to Understand How They Perceive Leadership
Hernández-Amorós, María J.; Martínez Ruiz, María A.
Educational Management Administration & Leadership, v46 n4 p602-623 Jul 2018
A prolific number of researchers have chosen to study metaphorical narratives, confirming their usefulness in educational research. The aim of this paper is to analyse the metaphorical expressions used by 68 principals from infant, primary and secondary schools in Alicante (Spain), concerning the way they see the figure of the principal and how it makes them feel. The data were processed using AQUAD 7. Results indicated a weak presence of characteristics related to social and contextual leader learning, as principals' views tended more towards traditional models with duty predominating as a motivating force. Such views are usually associated with the experience of negative emotions. Findings highlighted the need to introduce an important cognitive and dispositional change in leadership education to ensure the development of professional skills aligned with current shared leadership models.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain
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