Abstract


THE RELATIONSHIP AMONG TEACHERS' PERCEPTIONS OF TRANSACTIONAL LEADERSHIP, PERCEPTIONS OF ORGANIZATIONAL CYNICISM AND ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT

This study aimed to determine the relationship among teachers' perceptions of transactional leadership, perceptions of organizational cynicism, and organizational commitment. The relational screening model was used. The sample of the study consisted of 554 teachers working in Balıkesir. As data collection tools, the “Transactional Leadership Scale”, “Organizational Cynicism Scale” and “Organizational Commitment Scale" were administered. In the analysis of data, frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, t-test, one-factor variance analysis (ANOVA) and structural equation model were used. The results showed a weak negative relationship between the teachers’ perceptions of transactional leadership and organizational cynicism; organizational cynicism and organizational commitment. On the other hand, there was a weak positive relationship between teachers’ perceptions of transactional leadership and organizational commitment. It was seen that teachers’ perceptions of transactional leadership demonstrated a significant difference in terms of gender while there was no difference regarding educational background, professional seniority and school level being worked. Additionally, a statistically significant difference was found between the teachers' perceptions of organizational cynicism and their educational background, whereas no significant difference existed in terms of gender, professional seniority and school level. It was also concluded that the organizational commitment of teachers did not differ significantly regarding gender, educational background, professional seniority and school level.



Keywords

Transactional leadership, organizational cynicism, organizational commitment


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