Attitudes and Values of Portuguese School Principals Concerning Social Justice Chapter Conference Paper uri icon


  • School leaderships and all the elements that integrate it differ in their attitudes and values toward Social Justice. In the current national and international context, with intense echoes on schools’ life, the importance of assessing the attitudes and values of school leaders concerning behaviors related to Social Justice, but also other constructs that may be associated, becomes essential. The present study aims to evaluate the school leader’s perception of in the Portuguese territory concerning Social Justice. Data Collection: The perceptions of 22 schools/clusters principals were collected using the Social Justice Scale developed by (Torres-Harding et al. in Am J Commun Psychol 50(1–2):77–88, 2012 [21]). Findings: In general, the results strongly support toward a positive attitude regarding Social Justice and to a greater agreement of the subjects regarding the dimension of personal attitudes toward Social Justice, concerning the perceived behavioral control dimensions, to subjective norms regarding justice and to behavioral intentions to engage in Social Justice.

publication date

  • 2023