ORGANIZATIONAL POWER RESOURCES AND PSYCHOLOGICAL CAPITAL RELATIONS IN SCHOOLS

Nejat İRA, Seval BULUT

Abstract


In this study, the relationship between psychological capital and the power resources used by the administrator in the educational organizations is researched. In the organizations and, especially, in the educational organizations expertise, reward power, compelling power, legal power, and charismatic power are the power types that managers use and are of great importance. This affects the psychological situations of the teachers in the school organization which reflects their performance and their daily lives. In this context, studies regarding the psychological capital concept have gained pace and importance. In the study, the concepts of optimism, hope, psychological durability and self-efficacy that are the dimensions of the psychological capital are emphasized. The psychological capital concept is becoming increasingly important and it can be said that there is a mutual interaction with the organizational power concept. When the writings are scanned and examined regarding this topic, it can be said that the power and the power types used by the school administrators in the school organizations can be influential on the psychological capital dimensions of the teachers such as optimism, hope, psychological durability, and self-efficacy.

Keywords: psychological capital, organizational power, school manager


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