The Perceptions of Undergraduate and Graduate Students about Ethical Leadership Behaviors of Academic Staff

  •  Fırat Kıyas BİREL    


The aim of this study is to identify how undergraduate and graduate students perceive the ethical leadership behaviors of academic staff. It is also tried to be found out whether dimensions of ethical leadership behavior (communicational ethics, climate ethics, ethics in decision making processes and behavioral ethics) show differences according to the variables of educational level, gender and age of the participant students. The study is in descriptive survey model. The sample is undergraduate and graduate students at Dicle University, Faculty of Education in 2013-2014. As data collection tool “Ethical Leadership Scale (ELS)” developed by Yılmaz (2005) was used. Mean, standard deviation, independent sample t-test and ANOVA test were used to analyze the data. It is concluded that the undergraduate and graduate students’ perceptions of ethical leadership behaviors of academic staff are at mid-level. The means concerning the ethical leadership behaviors of academic staff in terms of behavioral ethics, ethical decision making and communication ethics is 3.01, 3.00 and 2.89 respectively. The lowest mean about the perceptions of undergraduate and graduate students’ about leadership behaviors of academic staff is in climate ethics (2.83).

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