A Variable Predicting School Climate: The Personality Traits of School Principals

  • Fatih Şahin Gazi Üniversitesi
  • Emre Sönmez Gazi Üniversitesi
  • Burcu Yavuz Tabak Aksaray Üniversitesi


The purpose of this study is to analyze the relationship between the school climate and the personality traits of the school principals according to teachers’ perceptions. This research has been designed as a correlational study; the criterion sampling is used for schools and the convenience sampling is used for 171 teachers in total. The School Climate Scale (SCS) and the Adjective Based Personality Scale (ABPS) were used as data collection tools in the study. According to the results of the study, there is a significant correlation between the school climate and personality traits. Results of the study indicate that neurotic personality trait predicts the supportive school climate in a negative way, and “openness to experience” personality trait predicts the directive school climate in a positive way. In this context, it is recommended that the personality traits should be taken into serious consideration as an important component of the process of improving schools.

How to Cite
ŞAHIN, Fatih; SÖNMEZ, Emre; YAVUZ TABAK, Burcu. A Variable Predicting School Climate: The Personality Traits of School Principals. Başkent University Journal of Education, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 2, p. 202-212, july 2019. ISSN 2148-3272. Available at: <http://buje.baskent.edu.tr/index.php/buje/article/view/156>. Date accessed: 01 oct. 2020.
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