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Current Approaches in Social Sciences

Edited By Rasim Yilmaz, Günther Löschnigg, Hasan Arslan and Mehmet Ali Icbay

Current Approaches in Social Sciences is a collection of research papers on a wide range of social issues written by researchers from several different institutions. The book will appeal to educators, researchers, social students and teachers of all subjects and of all levels, who wish to develop personally and professionally. It will also be useful to all those who interact, one way or another, with both students and teachers in a social context.


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The Perceptions of Health Personnel about Ethical Leadership Behaviour ([Fatİh Şantaş] [Ümİt Çirakli] [Özgür Uğurluoğlu] [Yusuf Çelİk])


Fatİh Şantaş, Ümİt Çirakli, Özgür Uğurluoğlu & Yusuf Çelİk The Perceptions of Health Personnel about Ethical Leadership Behaviour Introduction Individuals are beings, obliged to satisfy their diverse and infinite needs with limited sources. To meet these needs, they require the assistance of others, so groups are formed. In a group, formed to meet whatever demand, someone must take respon- sibility to show the direction (Sayli & Baytok, 2014, p. 5). The function this person fulfils is called “leadership” and the person is called the “leader.” Leadership, described in different ways by different people, is a concept that is very versatile and rich at the same time (Bolat & Seymen, 2003, p. 61). The number of people trying to define leadership almost equals the number of definitions for leadership (Stogdill, 1974). Despite the great interest shown to it, leadership is still a concept that cannot be fully explained (Luthans, 1981, p. 413). Some of the definitions of leadership focus on the characteristics of the leader, while others deal with the leader’s behaviour and some are even focused on the outputs and outcomes (Ivancevich & Matteson, 2002, p. 425). Leadership is a process of understanding the question of what brings peo- ple together. It is about creating an environment by defining a clear vision and shaping values, including achievable goals (Yukl, 2002). Concepts like a flattened organisational structure, empowerment practices, team-based organisation, and gained authority evoke the concept of being a “leader”, rather than leaders utilising the executive power based...

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