Year 2020, Volume 7 , Issue 1, Pages 177 - 191 2020-06-15

School Principals’ Opinions on the Meaning and Sources of Workload

Muhammet Emin TÜRKOĞLU [1] , Ramazan CANSOY [2]


The purpose of this research is to examine various factors affecting workload of principals including psychological effects and coping strategies. A semi-structured interview was conducted with 13 principals. Participants consisted of primary and secondary school principals in a province in the Western Black Sea Region, Turkey. According to the research, principals perceive workload as work that limits the time, they want to devote to improving education. Therefore, the main sources of workload were perceived as having to run errands at school, time pressure, human resource-based problems, unnecessary formal daily routines and high e-mail volume. Finally, it was found that principals’ coping strategies were not effective, and that workload caused work-family conflict, stress and emotional wear and tear. Thus, this research contributes to the theoretical framework related to workload. It is suggested to organize bureaucratic procedures in schools, share leadership, establish training programs for principals, raise awareness of principals on time management, and employ assistant principals and other technical personnel where there is staff shortage.
Principals, Workload, Workload Sources
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Primary Language en
Subjects Social
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0003-3883-3414
Author: Muhammet Emin TÜRKOĞLU (Primary Author)
Institution: AFYON KOCATEPE ÜNİVERSİTESİ
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0003-2768-9939
Author: Ramazan CANSOY
Institution: karabük üniversitesi
Country: Turkey


Dates

Publication Date : June 15, 2020

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APA Türkoğlu, M , Cansoy, R . (2020). School Principals’ Opinions on the Meaning and Sources of Workload . International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research , 7 (1) , 177-191 . DOI: 10.33200/ijcer.657994
MLA Türkoğlu, M , Cansoy, R . "School Principals’ Opinions on the Meaning and Sources of Workload" . International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research 7 (2020 ): 177-191 <http://ijcer.net/en/pub/issue/54696/657994>
Chicago Türkoğlu, M , Cansoy, R . "School Principals’ Opinions on the Meaning and Sources of Workload". International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research 7 (2020 ): 177-191
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AMA Türkoğlu M , Cansoy R . School Principals’ Opinions on the Meaning and Sources of Workload. International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research. 2020; 7(1): 177-191.
Vancouver Türkoğlu M , Cansoy R . School Principals’ Opinions on the Meaning and Sources of Workload. International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research. 2020; 7(1): 177-191.