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ERIC Number: EJ1177425
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1323-577X
An Ethical Approach to Teachers' Dysfunctional Behaviours: Voluntary Lateness and Voluntary Absence
Shapira-Lishchinsky, Orly
Educational Practice and Theory, v35 n2 p63-84 2013
Voluntary lateness and voluntary absence may be considered dysfunctional behaviours in schools. However, only few studies focus on the relationship between them and ethics. This study will explore the relationships between these behaviours and organizational ethics. Participants were 1,016 teachers. GLIMMIX procedure was used for a simultaneous consideration of voluntary lateness and voluntary absence. Results showed that lateness was related to formal climate and to distributive justice, representing "extrinsic ethical motivation factors." Absence was related to caring climate, representing "intrinsic ethical motivation factors." The findings may direct principals to focus on improving ethical perceptions among teachers through programs on ethics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel
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