The study aimed to explore the degree of practicing management bywalking around among the vocational schools Principals and its relationshipwith the degree of job performance among these school, teachers.Thedescriptive analytical approach was used and the sample, which wasintentionally selected, consisted of 335 teachers in the vocational schools inPalestine during the academic year (2010- 2011) and constituted almost 79%of the study’s community that consisted of (422) male and female teachers.To achieve the objectives of the study, two tools have been developed.Thefirst tool was used to measure the degree by which management by walkringaround has been practiced by the Principals of the vocational schools.Thesecond one was used to measure the job performance.The validity of thetwo tools has been checked by presenting them to a group of specialists whochecked their consistency.To answer the study questions, the proper statistical processing hasbeen conducted including: Finding means, standard deviations, the PearsonCorrelation Coefficient to calculate the relationship between power anddirection and practicing of management by walkingring around among thePrincipals of the vocational schools, and the degree of functional performanceamong the teachers of these schools.In the light of the results, the study recommended the necessity to designtraining programs that would enhance and develop the skills and expertise ofthe Principals in the fields of management by walking around with respect toits concepts and operations.It also urges the Principals of vocational schools to practice managementby walking around because it provides enough time to identify problems,improve communication, motivate teachers, as well as achieve developmentand creativity to select the best decisions in order to treat the crises that theseschools confront.It is also important to link the methodology used in practicing managementby walking around within the mechanism of activating the job performancethat achieves harmony with the designated strategic goals that are requiredto be achieved in vocational schools.
Qadomi, Manal AbdulMoti and Al-Khawaldeh, Taysir Mohammed
"Management by Walking Around Practiced By Vocational Schools Principals and its Relation with the Job Satisfaction of Teachers,"
Journal of Al-Quds Open University for Educational & Psychological Research & Studies: Vol. 2
, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/jaqou_edpsych/vol2/iss6/5