The aim of the research is to determine whether distributed leadership has an intermediacy role in the effect of school effectiveness on the intention to quit in secondary schools in line with the opinions of teachers. The research was carried out in relational survey model. The study group of consisted of 648 teachers working in Gaziantep in 2018-2019 academic year. The research data were collected using the School Effectiveness Scale, Distributed Leadership Scale and Dismissal Tendency Scale. Besides descriptive statistics, normality tests, correlation analysis and multiple regression analysis were used in the analysis of the data. As a result of the research, it was determined that there is a positive, high level and significant relationship between teachers' school effectiveness and distributed leadership perceptions. It was concluded that there is a negative, moderate and meaningful relationship between teachers' school effectiveness and distributed leadership perceptions and their intention to leave, and that distributed leadership has an intermediacy role. As a result, with this study, it was determined that the distributed leadership had an intermediacy role in the effect of school effectiveness on the intention to quit.From this aspect, it is thought that the study will make an important contribution to the literature and researchers in reducing the intention to quit in secondary schools.
School effectiveness, distributed leadership, ıntention to quit.