Charismatic Leadership and Special Education Teachers’ Empowerment

Paraskevi Loukeri, Agathi Stathopoulou, Yolanda Salapata, Athanasios Drigas


In general, leadership is strongly correlated with the empowerment of the followers’ personal vision as well as with the effectiveness of their work. On the top of that, the admiration derived of a group of people towards a leader, is a determine factor to characterize the leader as “charismatic – emotionally intelligent”. Consequently, final target along with the adopted strategies are the key points for successful leadership. This is how a high-leveled Job Satisfaction environment for the employees, can be secured, protecting them against Job Burnout syndrome. In Special Education, the consequences of Job Burnout seem to be profoundly serious concerning not only the teacher him/herself but also his/her work efficiency. It has been found that teachers, who face the Job Burnout are usually physically and mentally tired, depressed, and continually anxious, keeping themselves isolated and not easily accessible. This research aims to investigate the correlation between the school leader’s emotionally intelligence and the existence of supportive working environment, where the teacher is motivated, inspired and protected by the danger of Job Burnout.


leadership, emotionally intelligence, empowerment, special education

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International Journal of Recent Contributions from Engineering, Science & IT (iJES) – eISSN: 2197-8581
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