Content analysis of theses and articles on ethical leadership

Gungor S.

International Journal of Instruction, vol.11, no.4, pp.901-920, 2018 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.12973/iji.2018.11457a
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Instruction
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.901-920
  • Keywords: leadership, ethical leadership, postgraduate thesis, scientific article, qualitative analysis, content analysis
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


© 2018 International Journal of Instruction.In this study, it was aimed to examine the postgraduate theses and articles on ethical leadership in Turkey by gathering them through the document analysis method and by using content analysis. In this direction, all of the postgraduate theses and articles that can be accessed in the electronic environment as a full-text were included in the scope of the study. As a result of the research, it was determined that 96 postgraduate theses and 33 articles were conducted in Turkey from 2006-2018 (April) on ethical leadership, and the majority of the theses are master's theses. It was identified that in the research studies the quantitative method was preferred to a large extent and in the majority of them; the surveys and scales were used as data collection tools. It was determined that sampling method, sampling calculation, validity and reliability analyses were underestimated. The developed scales were used in almost all of the research studies, and similar studies with similar analysis were included in the literature. As a result, the level of contributions made by the studies conducted on ethical leadership to the literature from the scientific perspective is open to discussion.