The Relationship between Teachers’ School Commitment and School Culture

  •  Erkan KIRAL    
  •  Omer KACAR    


The study, which aims to put forth the relationship between school commitment and school culture, is designed on causal-comparative, relational survey model. The study group is composed of 150 voluntary teachers working in Aydin. In the research, “organizational culture” and “organizational commitment” scales are used. In the analysis of the data, descriptive and proof testing statistical techniques are used. At the end of the study, it is found that teachers have affective commitment perceptions at the highest level, and bureaucratic culture perceptions at the lowest. While the perceptions of the teachers related to school commitment and culture does not show any significant difference according to their gender, educational status and specialty; these perceptions show a significant difference according to seniority, type of school, and length of service at the same school. It is detected that affective commitment is predicted by task culture; continuance commitment is predicted by achievement and support culture; and normative commitment is predicted by support culture significantly. All the dimensions of organizational culture predict affective commitment at the highest level. Together with the fact that school culture is an effective factor in teachers’ commitment to their school, some suggestions are given towards developing school culture based on especially support and achievement culture.

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