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The Organizational Commitment and Job Satisfaction among Teachers Working at Private Courses

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Author(s): Hasan DEMİRTAŞ

Journal: Inonu University Journal of the Faculty of Education
ISSN 1300-2899

Volume: 11;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 177;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Private course teachers | organizational commitment | job satisfaction

ABSTRACT
This study aimed to examine the private course teachers’ levels of organizational commitmentand job satisfaction, and the relationship between their organizational commitment and jobsatisfaction. To this end, private course teachers were administered “OrganizationalCommitment Scale” and “Job Satisfaction Scale”. Research is based on survey design. Thepopulation comprises the teachers (N=480) working in 34 private courses affiliated to thedirectorate of National Education and located in the center of Malatya province during 2009–2010 school year. The sample of the study included 217 teachers selected randomly from amongthe population. The results about the organizational commitment revealed that the private courseteachers feel attached to their organization at “moderate” level ( X = 56.22) in general. It wasfound that teachers’ organizational commitment scores did not differ significantly in terms ofvariables including gender, branch, last higher education institution they graduated, whether theyhad pedagogical formation, and weekly work load (lesson hour), while they differed in terms ofseniority and number of teachers at the institution. The results about job satisfaction revealed thatprivate course teachers’ level of job satisfaction is above the level of “neutral” ( X = 74.24). Itwas found that teachers’ level of job satisfaction did not differ in terms of variables includinggender, branch, number of teachers at the institution, last higher education institution theygraduated, whether they had pedagogical formation, and weekly work load (lesson hour), whilethey differed in terms of seniority variable. Lastly, a positive and medium level of correlation wasfound between private course teachers’ levels of organizational commitment and job satisfaction
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