A qualitative Study of Personal Constructs of School Principals

Document Type : Qualitative Research Paper

Authors

1 Department of Education, University Of Kurdistan

2 Department of Education, University of Kurdistan

3 Department of Education University of Kurdistan

Abstract

The main purpose of this research was comparison of the personal constructs of management among principals of schools. An interpretive research paradigm with a case study was used. The study field included all public schools in Tehran the capital of Iran in academic year 2019. The sampling procedure was purposeful and was administered using criterion method. The number of samples was appropriate for the Repertory Grid Technique (RGT) which is usually used for the sample with small number, thus, 43 novice and veteran principals chosen. Content analysis with the unit of subject was applied for the data analysis. The collected data of the personnel construct of management were classified in 4 main categories and 13 sub-categories, which include issues as morality, relationship, personal features and intellectual-functional. The results of this study indicates that most of the personal constructs of novice and veteran principals the field of relationships and constructs principals also have the lowest percentage in the intellectual-functional category for novice principals and also morality category for veteran principals is located.

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Article Title [فارسی]

A qualitative Study of Personal Constructs of School Principals

Authors [فارسی]

  • Naser Shirbagi 1
  • Shahin Fathi 2
  • Parisa Gholami 3
1 Department of Education, University Of Kurdistan
2 Department of Education, University of Kurdistan
3 Department of Education University of Kurdistan
Abstract [فارسی]

The main purpose of this research was comparison of the personal constructs of management among principals of schools. An interpretive research paradigm with a case study was used. The study field included all public schools in Tehran the capital of Iran in academic year 2019. The sampling procedure was purposeful and was administered using criterion method. The number of samples was appropriate for the Repertory Grid Technique (RGT) which is usually used for the sample with small number, thus, 43 novice and veteran principals chosen. Content analysis with the unit of subject was applied for the data analysis. The collected data of the personnel construct of management were classified in 4 main categories and 13 sub-categories, which include issues as morality, relationship, personal features and intellectual-functional. The results of this study indicates that most of the personal constructs of novice and veteran principals the field of relationships and constructs principals also have the lowest percentage in the intellectual-functional category for novice principals and also morality category for veteran principals is located.

Keywords [فارسی]

  • Personal constructs
  • novice principals
  • veteran Principals
  • Cognitive complexity