A Path Analysis Study of School Culture and Teachers' Organisational Commitment


Karadag E., BALOĞLU N., Cakir A.

POLICY FUTURES IN EDUCATION, vol.9, no.5, pp.573-584, 2011 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.2304/pfie.2011.9.5.573
  • Title of Journal : POLICY FUTURES IN EDUCATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.573-584

Abstract

In this study, the direct and indirect relations between school culture and the organisational commitment of primary school teachers were analyzed. The subjects of the research consisted of primary school teachers who worked at a district in Istanbul in the academic year 2007-2008. The sampling group was defined by the cluster sampling method. In total 200 teachers participated. Two scales were used to collect data, the organisational commitment scale (OCS) and the school culture scale (SCS). Linear regression and path analysis were used to explain the influence of school culture on organisational commitment, and LISREL 7 was used as a structural equation model. The findings indicated that although there was a positive correlation between school culture and organisational commitment, the direct effect of school culture on organisational commitment was not meaningful.