THE POWER OF EMPATHY IN THE WORK OF HEADS OF GENERAL SECONDARY EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS
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The purpose of this article is to describe the first stage’s results of the study of general secondary education institution head’s managerial competence in Ukraine: to present a profile of administrative competence generated on the basis of empirical data; to confirm the need for the development of empathy as an important competence of leaders in the educational field; to analyze the empathy formation among the heads of general secondary education institutions in Kyiv.
The article presents an indicative profile of managerial competence of a manager defined by the authors. The structure of the profile includes 5 main competencies - key professional abilities: developmental orientation, emotional intelligence, cooperation, ability to create a safe environment, organizational ability.
These competencies are manifested in the activity and are formed on the basis of relevant competencies – personal qualities of a manager, the development of which is the key to his professional success. The study presented in the article confirmed that empathy is a basic mental property for forming basic competences of educational institutions' managers.
The study was conducted in 2019/2020, experimental sampling consisted of 105 educational leaders from 10 schools in Kyiv. The average age of participants is 36-45 years old; women – 89%, men – 11%. All surveyed have high education and work experience in secondary educational institutions for at least 5 years.
Scientific novelty is represented by the results of psychological diagnostics of empathy potential, the level of development and individual characteristics of empathy in respondents; as well as the conclusions about the possibility of purposeful development of empathy in heads of educational institutions.
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