An Induction of Schools' Managerial Problems in Iran

Document Type : Quantitative Research Paper


Department of Educational Management, Islamic Azad University, Tonekabon Branch, Iran


The aim of this study was to induction school management problems in Iran. The research was a descriptive correlational study of structural equations type. Participants in this study were all successful school principals in the country. Using purposive sampling method, 500 principals as final sample were invited to collaborate. A 30-item scale was used to collect data. Content value of the scale was estimated by investigation of the knowledgeable experts and reliability of the scale was assessed based on Cronbach's Alpha (0.86). Factorial analysis and structural equations methods were used to analyze the data. According to the achieved results, 6 problems were extracted entitling under topics of organizational problem (10 components), administrative problem (6 components), environmental-motivational problem (5 components), financial problem (5 components), structural problem (2 components) and individual problem (2 components) as schools' main managerial problems. Also, the structural relations of these problems were explained and fitted, Based on the findings, school principals are expected to try to develop the necessary competencies to play the role of organizational pathologist of schools.


Volume 10, Issue 1
Spring 2022
Pages 321-340
  • Receive Date: 13 October 2021
  • Revise Date: 16 February 2022
  • Accept Date: 19 February 2022