Consequences of Self-Leadership: A Study on Primary School Teachers

Sesen H., TABAK A., Arli O.

EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES-THEORY & PRACTICE, vol.17, no.3, pp.945-968, 2017 (SSCI) identifier identifier


This study explores the consequences of self-leadership on job satisfaction, organizational commitment and innovative behaviors of teachers. For this purpose, a field study was conducted with the data gathered from 440 primary school teachers who work in different cities. To test the research hypotheses, correlation and regression analysis were conducted. Results showed that self-leadership behaviors had significant effects on job satisfaction, organizational commitment and innovation. Findings revealed that self-reward and self-punishment strategies had no effect on dependent variables while self-observation and focusing thoughts on natural rewards had the strongest impacts. Also, it was found that some of the demographic variables had effects on some of the factors.