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ERIC Number: EJ858928
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 113
ISSN: ISSN-1303-0485
Spiritual Leadership and Organizational Culture: A Study of Structural Equation Modeling
Karadag, Engin
Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, v9 n3 p1391-1405 Sum 2009
The aim of this study is to test the spiritual leadership behaviors of school principles in a structural equation model. The study is designed to test causality with the assumption that causality exists between the two variables. In this study, spiritual leadership behavior of managers is treated as the independent variable whereas the organizational culture is the dependent variable in the model. Population of this research is 2447 primary school teachers who were working in 32 primary schools in Atasehir-Istanbul/Turkey. Sampling group consists of 359 voluntary teachers defined with (layer) cluster sampling method according to three income levels (high-mid-low). Data are collected in two scales which were originally developed by researcher. The Spiritual leadership scale consisted of two components and five subscales ("performance": commitment, vision, productive and "attendance": belonging, believe). The Organizational Culture Scale consisted of four subscales (managerial, social, value and aim). In order to test the structural equity model designed in the research, path coefficients and defined relations between implied and observed variables are used. Findings show that attendance highly affects performance and, in turn, performance affects school culture at the mid-level. It is suggested that the perception of spiritual leadership be improved in structural equation models in future studies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Primary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey; Turkey (Istanbul)