Teachers’ attitudes towards their school managers and their intent to leave: A gender-moderated model

Mustafa Toprak, Mehmet Karakus, Junjun Chen

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This study seeks to investigate the moderating role of gender on the relationships among teachers’ tenure, perceived managerial justice (PMJ), perceived managerial support (PMS), their trust in manager, commitment to manager, and intent-to-leave in an educational context. Collected from a sample of 430 primary school teachers in Turkey, data were analyzed through multiple-group structural equation modeling. Results showed that gender is a moderator in the relationships among tenure, commitment to manager, and perceived managerial justice. Gender also moderates the relationships between PMJ and commitment to manager, PMS, and commitment to manager, PMS and intent-to-leave, and trust and intent-to-leave. Gender effects call for a gender-tuned approach to organizational behaviour in schools and an alignment of leadership practices with this gender-differentiated approach. This study contributes to the current evidence by analyzing gender-specific perceptions on various organizational concepts in a single study and by looking at these concepts from a context where women’s participation in the labor force and their formal schooling rate is relatively low.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5919-5933
Number of pages15
JournalCurrent Psychology
Issue number12
Early online date14 Nov 2019
Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Managerial justice
  • Managerial support
  • Trust
  • Commitment
  • Intent-to-leave
  • Gender


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