Zeitschrift für die Welt der Türken 01/2010;
Source: DOAJ


This study was conducted to investigate organizational culture and organizational commitment perceptions of the primary school teachers in Turkey. Two different scales (Organizational Culture Scale and Organizational Commitment Scale) were used as data gathering instrument. Statistical analyses were utilized to examine the organizational culture and commitment perceptions of teachers in terms of their some demographic factors like gender, teaching levels, marital status, and experience. Correlation analysis was also made to describe the links between subscales of organizational culture and subscales of organizational commitment. The results revealed that primary school teachers’ perceptions of organizational culture and organizational commitment vary due to their gender, teaching levels, marital status, and experience. In terms of gender, female teachers perceived more power and supportive culture in their schools. First level teachers expressed more achievement culture and more commitment at identification level than second level teachers. Also, married teachers revealed more achievement and supportive culture and more organizational commitment at identification and internalization levels. Other findings of the study indicated that although more experienced teachers perceived more cultural orientation in all cultural dimensions and more committed to their schools at identification and internalization levels, the less experienced teachers indicated more commitment at compliance level. Finally, as commitment based on compliance positively correlated power and role cultures, and negatively correlated achievement and support culture; commitments based on identification and internalization positively related with achievement and support cultures.

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