Organizational climate and teacher commitment

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dc.contributor Dagley, David L.
dc.contributor Newton, Rose Mary
dc.contributor Mitchell, Roxanne M.
dc.contributor Dyer, Beverly
dc.contributor.advisor Tarter, Clemens John Douglas, Stephen Michael 2017-03-01T14:38:11Z 2017-03-01T14:38:11Z 2010
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0000519
dc.identifier.other Douglas_alatus_0004D_10565
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract This study examined the relationship of school climate and teacher commitment in elementary schools in Alabama. A total of 67 elementary schools were surveyed and 1353 teachers voluntarily participated in the study. The instruments used in this study were the Organizational Climate Index (OCI) and the Organizational Commitment Questionnaire (OCQ). The four subtests of the OCI, collegial leadership, professional teacher behavior, achievement press, and institutional vulnerability, were examined for their collective and independent relationship to teacher commitment. The four variables serve as independent variables with commitment serving as the dependent variable. Commitment was measured using the 9-item version of the OCQ. The findings indicated a relationship between school climate and teacher commitment. The results concluded that the best predictor of teacher commitment is professional teacher behavior. Furthermore, collegial leadership was also found to be a predictor of teacher commitment. Achievement press, though not directly related to teacher commitment, was found to be a good predictor of both professional teacher behavior and collegial leadership. Institutional vulnerability was found to have no direct or indirect relationship to teacher commitment.
dc.format.extent 76 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Educational Administration
dc.title Organizational climate and teacher commitment
dc.type thesis
dc.type text University of Alabama. Dept. of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies Educational Administration (Elementary & Middle School) The University of Alabama doctoral Ed.D.

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