Organizational Climate at Primary Schools and Its Influences on Teachers Job Satisfaction

Aydın BALYER, Kenan ÖZCAN

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Organizational climate has influences on the way members behave and perceive in an organization. It has four basic factors; structural, human resource, political, and symbolic frames. While the human resources frame means teamwork, the structural frame accounts to guidance, the symbolic frame infers trust and the political frame means autonomy. This descriptive quantitative study was conducted to discover if these elements influence teachers’ intrinsic and extrinsic job satisfaction. Results reveal that while male teachers perceive school environment more positively, female participants have higher intrinsic job satisfaction. While younger teachers perceive all factors more positively, experienced teachers perceive symbolic frame more positively. Regarding age is concerned, while the teachers who are 41 years old and over have more intrinsic job satisfaction, the younger ones have more extrinsic job satisfaction.

 


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leadership, structural, human resource, political, symbolic frame, teachers’ job satisfaction

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