The Relationship between Teachers’ Perception about School Managers’ Talent Management Leadership and the Level of Organizational Commitment

Assist. Prof. Dr., Bozok University, Faculty of Education, Department of Primary Education, Yozgat, Turkey.
DOI: 10.14689/ejer.2015.59.10


Problem statement: Talent Management (TM) has been recently seen as a critical success factor in the development of educational organizations. The problem this study addresses is whether there is a relationship between teacher perceptions about school managers’ TM leadership and their level of organizational commitment (OC). The level of school managers’ TM leadership characteristics could influence the teachers’ OC either positively or negatively. Within this context, in this study, great importance is attached to the determination of the way teachers perceive the school leaders’ TM behaviors and to the examination of whether these behaviors have a relationship with teachers’ OC.

Purpose of Study: The purpose of this study is to determine the relationships between the school managers’ Talent Management Leadership and teachers’ organizational commitment based on the perception of teachers who are working for Anatolian High Schools.

Method: For the calculation of the relationships between the variables, Pearson moments two-way correlation analysis (r) was used. Pearson relationship coefficient and multiple linear regressions have been used for data analysis. A total of 402 teachers participated in the study. During this study, the “Talent Management Leadership Scale” developed by Davies and Davies has been used to determine the school managers’ talent management leadership level, and the “Organizational Commitment Scale” developed by Meyer and Alien has been used to determine the teachers’ OC levels.

Findings and Results: Analyzing the data, a significant, high-level relationship in a positive direction between TM Leadership and OC is observed (r=0.80, p<.01). Findings show that teachers’ perception about school leaders’ talent management leadership is a significant variable predicting their organizational commitment. Based on the regression analysis results, the regression equation (mathematical model) for the prediction of organizational commitment is as follows: OC=0.64+0.44 Strategic acumen+ 0.31 Interoperability+ 0.05 Values+ -0.01 Personal qualities.

Conclusions and Recommendations: The TM leadership of the school managers as observed by the teachers has been found to be a significant variable which predicts teachers’ organizational commitment. The efficiency of school managers in strategic acumen and interoperability seems to be a significant predictor of teachers’ OC. Within the context of the results of this study, it may be suggested that various qualitative and quantitative research should be undertaken to raise consciousness about the TM leadership approach and to determine the school managers’ and teachers’ views on this issue in terms of different variables.

Keywords: Talent management leadership, organizational commitment, teacher.