THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN COMMUNICATION SKILLS AND MANAGERS' THINKING STYLE FUNCTIONS WITH THE JOB PERFORMANCE OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS IN URMIA, IRAN IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019

Hossein Moghtader, Roqaieh Gholizadeh Ghalhe Aziz

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Communication skills and managers' thinking style have a significant impact on teachers' job performance toward organizational goals. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between communication skills level and leadership style of principals with job performance of primary school teachers in Urmia. This is a descriptive correlational study. The statistical population of this study consisted of principals and teachers of public primary schools in Urmia city in 2017-2018 with a total of 60 people. Thus, the districts and schools were first selected by cluster sampling then, by stratified sampling, gender and school type were observed and using a simple random sampling method, a number of principals and teachers were selected from the selected schools. Data were collected using three communication skills questionnaires: Kaufman (1999), Sternberg-Wagner (1997), and Paterson Job Performance (2000). Descriptive and inferential statistics were used for data analysis by SPSS software version 24. Pearson correlation coefficient and regression analysis were used to investigate the correlation between research variables. Research results show that; there is a positive and significant relationship between communication skills and managers' thinking style with teachers' job performance. Among the components of communication skills, perceptual skills and among the components of thinking style, judgmental thinking style has the most roles in explaining the prediction of teachers' job performance. Evidence from this study shows that in order to improve teachers' job performance, the high impact of perceptual skills and managers' judgmental thinking style is among the issues that should be seriously considered.

 

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