The Relationship Between the Cultural Structure of Schools and the Political Behaviors of Teachers

  •  Emel Tuzel Iseri    


This study aimed to determine the relationship between the cultural structure of schools and the political behaviors that teachers exhibit within the school. The study group of this study that employed a relational screening model consisted of 489 teachers working in pre-school, elementary, and middle schools in Tokat city center in 2019. The data were collected using the School Culture Scale developed by Terzi (2005) and the Political Behaviors Scale developed by İslamoğlu and Börü (2007). The study found that teachers mostly perceived the cultural structure of their school with duty culture, which was followed by support culture and success culture. According to the perceptions of teachers, the least perceived culture in their school was the bureaucratic culture. The study concluded that as the level of teachers’ perception of support, success and duty culture in their schools increased, their level of exhibiting all political behaviors including those in horizontal and vertical hierarchy decreased, whereas the bureaucratic culture that they perceived in their school increased the horizontal, vertical, and all political behaviors.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-5250
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-5269
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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