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ERIC Number: EJ1173688
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1741-1432
Leadership, Absenteeism Acceptance, and Ethical Climate as Predictors of Teachers' Absence and Citizenship Behaviors
Shapira-Lishchinsky, Orly; Raftar-Ozery, Tehila
Educational Management Administration & Leadership, v46 n3 p491-510 May 2018
The goal of this study was to explore the mediating role of 'absenteeism acceptance' between different leadership styles and school ethical climate (SEC) on organizational citizenship behaviors (OCB) and voluntary absence among Israeli teachers. 304 teachers were randomly selected from 304 different mainstream and special-education schools. The model was analyzed using AMOS 18.0 software. We found that 'absenteeism acceptance' partially mediated the relationship between transactional leadership, SEC and OCB, and also found that SEC and transactional leadership positively predict OCB. The theoretical contribution of this study is rooted in its integrative approach. While most previous studies focused on a single leadership style, this study focused on the role of 'absenteeism acceptance' as a mediator between ethical aspects such as: SEC; leadership styles; and teachers' behaviors like voluntary absence and OCB. The practical contribution may include developing school principals' training programs, focusing on transactional leadership and SEC in order to increase teachers' OCB in schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel
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