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Contemporary Approaches in Education and Communication

Hasan Arslan, Mehmet Ali Içbay, Alejandro J. Gallard and S. Lizette Ramos

This book presents a collection of papers written by researchers, teachers, administrators, analysts and graduate students working and doing research in the field of social sciences. The scientific studies include a wide range of topics from the analysis of social science textbooks to the teacher image in newspapers, the relationship between self-efficacy and cognitive level and the role of organizational silence on the loneliness of academics in work life.

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The Self-Efficacy Theory: School Principals’ administrative Experiences (Nuray Sevınç / Hasan Arslan)

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Nuray Sevınç and Hasan Arslan

The Self-Efficacy Theory: School Principals’ administrative Experiences

Introduction

A school principal is a person who carries the school into the future using all human and material resources efficiently while considering the school’s structure of diversity and the properties of the environment (Armstrong, 2008). He is the key person in the creation of a perfect atmosphere (Korkmaz, 2005). Studies have been done in this direction over the last twenty years (Akçadağ, 2013). Even the simplest activity in schools is so important and each of them must be planned carefully and must not be left to chance. This imposes important liabilities to the school administrators (Cemaloglu, 2007). As Turan indicates (2007), being a principal is a hard job. School managers should be able to replace all of these responsibilities which are carried out at schools.

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