Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 5(10), pp. 1707 - 1717
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2017.051006
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The Relationship between the Organizational Alienation and the Organizational Citizenship Behaviors of Primary School Teachers


Abidin Dağlı 1,*, Emel Averbek 2
1 Department of Educational Administration, Ziya Gokalp Education Faculty, Dicle University, Turkey
2 Mehmet Akif Nuhoglu Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School, Turkey

ABSTRACT

The aim of this study is to determine the relationship between the organizational alienation and the organizational citizenship behaviors of primary school teachers. The research population consists of 700 teachers from 90 primary schools in the central district of Mardin/Turkey in the academic year of 2015-2016. The research sample consists of randomly selected 346 teachers from 40 primary schools. Some of the important findings; (1) The perceptions of the primary school teachers about organizational alienation were found to be in the dimension of "powerlessness" (M=1.94) "normlessness" (M=2.16), "isolation" (M=1.87), "self-estrangement" (M=1.86, Rarely) and "meaninglessness" (M=1.66, Never). As for the score regarding the whole scale, it was found to be (M=1.87, Rarely). (2) The perceptions of the primary school teachers about organizational citizenship behaviors were found to be in the dimension of "civic virtue" (M=3.86), "altruism" (M=4.15), "conscientiousness" (M=4.20, I agree) and "gentility" (M=4.21; I totally agree). The score regarding the whole scale was found to be (M=4.11; I agree). (3) In the study, the relationship between organizational alienation and organizational citizenship behaviors was detected as (r = -.510, p < .01) a mid-level, significant and negative oriented correlation. It was found out in this study that the more organizational alienation behaviors, the less organizational citizenship behaviors.

KEYWORDS
Alienation, Organizational Alienation, Organizational Citizenship Behavior

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Abidin Dağlı , Emel Averbek . "The Relationship between the Organizational Alienation and the Organizational Citizenship Behaviors of Primary School Teachers." Universal Journal of Educational Research 5.10 (2017) 1707 - 1717. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2017.051006.