Vol. 9 No. 3 (2021): Business & Management Studies: An International Journal

The impact of school principal's leadership styles on organizational learning: Mediating effect of organizational culture

Mehmet Kızıloğlu
Dr, Pamukkale University

Published 2021-09-24


  • Transformational Leadership Style,
  • Transactional Leadership Style,
  • Laissez-Faire Leadership Style,
  • Organizational Culture,
  • Organizational Learning
  • Dönüşümsel Liderlik, İşlemsel Liderlik, Serbesiyetçi Liderlik, Örgütsel Öğrenme, Örgüt Kültürü

How to Cite

Kızıloğlu, M. (2021). The impact of school principal’s leadership styles on organizational learning: Mediating effect of organizational culture. Business &Amp; Management Studies: An International Journal, 9(3), 822–834. https://doi.org/10.15295/bmij.v9i3.1814


Educational institutions also focus on improving the quality to adapt to today's world's continuous and rapidly changing conditions. In improving the quality of educational institutions, the leadership styles of school principals and the organizational learning that can be applied in school are significant. The leadership styles of school principals and organizational learning are also influenced by the culture that has been settled in the school. In this context, this study was conducted to investigate the impact of leadership styles on organizational learning in high schools. The main focus of this research study is on analyzing the critical role of different leadership styles on organizational learning through the use of a quantitative research approach. The primary data in the current study has been collected from 310 high school teachers working in educational institutions of Turkey. The study found that leadership styles have a significant impact on organizational learning. In addition, transformational and transactional leadership styles positively affect organizational learning, and laissez-faire leadership style hurts organizational learning. However, organizational culture has also been found to mediate the relationship between leadership styles and organizational learning significantly.


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