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n Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe - Die invloed van biografiese faktore op sorg in skoolleierskap s

Volume 56 Number 1-0
  • ISSN : 0041-4751
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Abstract


Experiencing of care in school leadership influences educators' job satisfaction as well as their experience of the quality of work life. The principals' caring leadership can increase educators' performance and effectiveness in the teaching and learning situation. This in turn increases the effectiveness of the school as an organisation. The absence of caring leadership in the school could firstly lead to a decrease in performance of educators. Secondly, it could lead to negative organisational relationships which could contribute to a negative school climate. It could thirdly contribute to lower levels of organisational (school) effectiveness and lastly to lower levels of commitment from educators. South African schools differ in terms of their cultural composition, race composition, gender composition as well as age and experience of educators and management in the school. These demographical aspects could potentially influence the school leaders' caregiving as well as educators' experiences of care. The research was directed by the following question: What is the influence of biographical factors on the giving of care by school principals and experiencing thereof by educators? Care in school leadership entails the real interest of the school principal in the wellbeing of the educator, which manifests in empathy, sympathy and a commitment to the educator. Determinants of care in school leadership could be divided into three main categories, which include psychological determinants, workplace determinants and management determinants. The psychological determinants of care focus on educators' experience of emotional care and include aspects such as emotional intelligence and demonstration of sympathy, empathy and interest in the educator as a person. Workplace determinants have to do with the physical working environment in which educators find themselves, which may include safety, security and resources. Management determinants address aspects such as communication, listening, empowerment, decision making and staff development.

Die ervaring van sorg in skoolleierskap het 'n invloed op opvoeders se werksbevrediging asook hul belewing van die gehalte van werkslewe. Die sorgsaamheid van die skoolhoof kan die effektiwiteit en werkverrigting van opvoeders in die onderrig- en leersituasie verhoog, wat weer die effektiwiteit van die skool as organisasie kan verhoog. Hierdie navorsing het gewentel om die vraag: Watter invloed het sekere biografiese faktore op die gee van sorg deur skoolhoofde en die ervaar daarvan deur die opvoeders? Die navorsing is uitgevoer in die vorm van 'n opname wat gedoen is onder 'n steekproef skoolhoofde en opvoeders in die Noordwes-Provinsie. Die resultate toon dat skoolhoofde uit voorheen bevoordeelde groepe hulle in 'n groter mate as sorgsaam evalueer as voorheen benadeelde skoolhoofde. Oor die algemeen beskou skoolhoofde uit voorheen bevoordeelde groepe hulleself ook as meer sorgsaam jeens opvoeders uit voorheen bevoordeelde groepe as teenoor opvoeders uit voorheen benadeelde groepe. Opvoeders uit voorheen benadeelde groepe ervaar self 'n mindere mate van sorg, veral ten opsigte van die werkplek-bepalers. Skoolhoofde behoort meer opleiding te ontvang in emosionele intelligensie en die ander psigologiese aspekte van sorg. Verder moet die Departement van Basiese Onderwys kennis neem van die nadelige invloed van gebrekkige infrastruktuur op die ervaring van sorg in voorheen benadeelde gebiede.

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2016-03-01
2019-08-23

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