The relationship between the administrative behavior of school administrators and teacher mental health, as perceived by teachers in District 1 of the Office of Education
The purposes of this research were : 1) to study the relationship between the administrative behavior of school administrators and the mental health of teachers in District 1 of the Office of Education; 2) to study the administrative behavior of school administrators as perceived by the teachers; 3) to study the mental health of the teachers and 4) to compare the administrative behavior of school administrators and the mental health of the teachers in the opinions of the teachers. Three hundred and sixty-one teachers were selected by random sampling. A 105-item questionnaire with five-scale rating was used as a research tool. The questionnaire reliability was 0.97, and the statistics used were mean, standard deviation, t-test Independent sample and Pearson-Product-Moment Correlation Coefficient. The results of this research showed the following. 1) Administrative behavior and the mental health of teachers had a positive significant relationship at an .01 level of significance. 2) The opinion of the teachers about administrative behavior was at a high level. 3) The mental health of the teachers was at a good level. 4) The opinions of male and female teachers on the administrative behavior were not different, nor was the mental health of male and female teachers. The opinions on the administrative behavior of the teachers who were below 40 years of age differed from the opinions of those over 40 with a statistical significance of .05, but the mental health of both age groups did not differ. The teachers who had an education level below master’s degree and the ones who had a master’s degree or higher did not have different opinions on administrative behavior, nor did their mental health differ.
Keywords : Administration, Mental health, Teacher