ERIC Number: ED452179
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Teachers' Organizational Commitment in Educational Organizations.
National FORUM of Teacher Education Journal, v10E n3 1999-2000
This study investigated Turkish teachers' levels of commitment to their schools, the tasks involved in teaching, work groups, and the occupation. A 28-item scale was administered to 302 teachers working in public high schools in the districts of Zonguldak and in the city center. The questionnaire asked about their commitment to the school; commitment to the teaching occupation; commitment to the daily work of teaching; and commitment to collaborating with other working groups within the organization. Data analysis indicated that teachers exerted significant effort on behalf of their schools. There was a direct relationship between teachers' organizational commitment and having pride in being part of the school and working group. Teachers were very committed to the daily work of teaching and to the teaching occupation. They tended to have close, friendly relationships with others in the school. There was a close relationship between variables related to teachers' commitment to their schools, the working group, and the teaching occupation. (Contains 11 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Collaboration, Teaching Conditions, Teaching (Occupation)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey