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Vol. 17 | (2)
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The relationship of high school teachers‘ political skills to their career satisfaction: The mediating role of personal reputation
political skill, personal reputation, career satisfaction, teacher, high school 


This study examines the relationship between high school teachers' political skill and career satisfaction, and the mediating role of personal reputation in this relationship. This study used prediction design. The Political Skill Scale, Career Satisfaction Scale and Personal Reputation Scale were administered to the participants. The findings indicated that all dimensions of political skill were significant predictors of personal reputation. Furthermore, social astuteness, interpersonal influence and networking were significant predictors of career satisfaction, whereas apparent sincerity was not. Personal reputation was found to mediate the relationship between social astuteness, interpersonal influence, networking and career satisfaction. Based on these findings, providing trainings about the positive and negative effects of political skill to administrators and teachers, especially to novice teachers, is recommended.