The Relationship between Organizational Political Games and Organizational Dissent (In the Context of Teacher Opinions in Primary and Secondary Schools)


Korucuoglu T., ŞENTÜRK İ.

HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, vol.35, no.2, pp.428-447, 2020 (ESCI) identifier identifier

Abstract

The objective of the study was to investigate the relationship between political games and organizational dissent based on teacher views. The aim of the research is to examine the relationship between organizational power games and organizational opposition in the direction of the teachers' views. Quantitative research management was used in the study. The research was designed in a correlational survey method. In the study, "Political Games Perception Scale" and "Organizational Dissent Scale" were applied to teachers with the aim of defining teachers' perceptions about political games and organizational dissent. Thus, the data were collected with the purpose of examining the relationship between political games and organizational dissent. The levels of teachers' perceptions and the relationship between these concepts were investigated using the collected data. Therefore, the correlational research design was utilized in the present study. Descriptive statistics, ttest, ANOVA and Pearson analysis were used for the analysis of the data Analysis of the teachers' perceptions on political games demonstrated that the dimensions of "Alliance-Building Game", "Strategic-Candidates Game" and "Empire-Building Game" were observed the most, while "Insurgency Game", "Whistle-Blowing Game" and "Young Turks Game" were observed the least. On organizational dissent, "Upward Dissent" was perceived more when compared to "Lateral Dissent". Based on the gender variable, the results of political games favored the males in the dimensions of "Insurgency Game", "Counter-Insurgency Game", "Sponsorship Game", "Empire-Building Game", "Lording Game", "Rival Camps Game", "Whistle-Blowing Game" and "Young Turks Game". At the end of the study, a positive and low correlation was identified between political games and organizational dissent. In conclusion, a relationship between political games and organizational dissent was determined in organizations. The said correlation was positive and low-level. It was also observed that political games and organizational dissent were interrelated concepts.