Deviant Teacher Behaviors and Their Influence on School Rules and Interpersonal Relationships at School

Ali Unal
Assist. Prof. Dr., Necmettin Erbakan University, Ahmet Kelesoglu Education Faculty.


The Problem: Employees sometimes behave contrary to the expectations and norms of the organization. These behaviors are termed ” workplace deviance behaviors.” In workplace deviance, employees consciously violate the rules of the organization, which, in turn, has the potential to negatively affect the organization itself, its members, or both. Workplace deviance, depending on the type of the behavior, is categorized into two dimensions: organizational deviance and deviance between individuals. Professionals working in successful schools carry out instructional activities; student, colleague, and parental relationships depend on certain norms. Teachers’ deviant behaviors, by breaking school rules or interpersonal relationships, may harm the school and the students. Therefore, it is important to indentify and prevent such deviant behaviors.

Purpose: The aim of this research is to determine teachers’ deviant behaviors according to the investigations carried out by education inspectors, and the level of effect these behaviors have on breaking down school rules and on interpersonal relationships from the perspectives of school principals.

Keywords: Deviant behaviors, workplace deviance, teacher misbehavior, school.