MAPPING RESEARCH TRENDS ON PRINCIPAL LEADERSHIP: A BIBLIOMETRIC ANALYSIS
This study employs bibliometric analysis to comprehensively examine the literature on school principal leadership. The roles of management, leadership, and supervision in educational institutions are explored, emphasizing the importance of effective leadership for organizational success. The study aims to map research trends, identify key authors, journals, and institutions, and analyze the impact of research on principal leadership. The research methodology involves bibliometric analysis using the Scopus Database, covering publications from 1964 to 2023 with the keyword "Principal leadership." The study employs text-mining techniques to extract crucial topics, notions, and research inquiries from the articles. The results are presented through visualizations, including the distribution of publications by year, country, affiliation, and the most cited articles. Key findings include a steady increase in publications over the past decade, with a focus on Asia in terms of research concentration. The analysis identifies productive authors, institutions, and countries, shedding light on the global scope of principal ship research. Furthermore, impactful journals and articles are highlighted, emphasizing the influence of certain publications on the field. The study also addresses research gaps and proposes future research directions. It categorizes research topics into "Nice Themes" and "Basic Themes," providing insights into current trends and potential areas for further exploration. The practical implications of the findings suggest applications for leadership development programs and considerations for educational policymakers to enhance school quality. In conclusion, this bibliometric analysis contributes to a comprehensive understanding of the current state, trends, and impact of principal leadership research. The study's limitations, primarily based on the Scopus database, are acknowledged, and recommendations for future research include exploring under-explored themes and utilizing diverse databases for a more nuanced analysis.
Principal Leadership; Trend Research; Bibliometric Analysis.