THE PRINCIPAL AS A ROLE MODEL IN PERSONALITY AND SOCIAL COMPETENCE
Role modeling was one of the strengths and keys to the success of a leader. The principal as a leader must be a role model for teachers. Does this hope come true? Research on this matter is still very lacking. This research aimed to find out the teachers’ perceptions of the principal as the role model of personality and social competencies. Survey method was employed in this research. The result of this research showed that: 1) There were 95.5% of the teachers who looked up the principal as the role model of personality and social competencies; 2) the influence of sex, age, and educational status on teachers’ perceptions about the principal as the role model was not significant; 3) There were critical issues related to the educational leadership. Teachers who considered the principal not having or having low self-integrity, discriminative, and not behaving by the professional code of ethics were 5%; and teachers who considered the principal not having or having low knowledge sharing behavior were 8%.