An Examination of How Toxic Leadership Behaviours of School Principals Relate to Teachers' Perceived Stress


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https://doi.org/10.52380/ijcer.2024.11.1.538

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Stress, Toxic leadership, Toxic behaviour, Teacher, School principal

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The study examines how toxic leadership behaviours of school principals relate to teachers' perceived stress. It is a correlational survey model, and the sample consists of 278 primary and secondary school teachers. We collected the data with the Perceived Stress Scale and Toxic Leadership Scale. The findings show that gender does not cause a statistical difference in perceived stress and all dimensions of toxic leadership. Stress levels of branch teachers are higher than those of primary school teachers, with a statistically significant difference. The perception of branch teachers in ignorance, self-interest, and negative mental state of toxic leadership is significantly higher than classroom teachers. A moderately significant positive relationship exists between teachers' perceptions of stress and all dimensions of toxic leadership. 20% of teachers' perceptions of stress are explained by toxic leadership. The negative mental state of school principals is a significant predictor of teachers' perceptions of stress.

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25.03.2024

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Balaban , F., & Kazancı-Tınmaz, A. (2024). An Examination of How Toxic Leadership Behaviours of School Principals Relate to Teachers’ Perceived Stress. International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 11(1), 86–99. https://doi.org/10.52380/ijcer.2024.11.1.538

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