Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 7(1), pp. 259 - 265
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070133
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Investigation of Organizational Commitment Levels of Physical Education and Classroom Teachers


Ercüment Erdoğan *, Erkan Cavlı
School of Physical Education and Sports, Ordu University, Turkey

ABSTRACT

The aim of this study is to determine physical education teachers' and classroom teachers' organizational commitment levels. Study sample consists of 101 classroom teachers and 101 physical education teachers working in schools affiliated to the Ministry of National Education. Teachers' perceptions of organizational commitment were examined in terms of field of specialization, gender, years of experience, age, marital status and place of duty. Data were collected using Allen and Meyer's Organizational Commitment Scale and a socio-demographic information form. Data were analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). Normality test, descriptive statistics, Mann Whitney U test, Kruskal Wallis test and Tamhane's T2 test were used. Results show that classroom teachers' normative commitment levels are higher than those of physical education teachers. Female teachers' normative commitment levels are higher than those of male teachers. Continuance commitment levels of teachers working in cities are higher than those of teachers working in districts. Continuance commitment levels of teachers working for 1 to 10 and 11 to 20 years are higher than those of teachers working for over 30 years. Teachers' organizational commitment levels did not differ by age and marital status (P > 0.05). Results indicate that field of specialization, gender, years of experience and place of duty have an effect on physical education teachers' and classroom teachers' organizational commitment levels while age and marital status have no effect on their organizational commitment levels.

KEYWORDS
Organizational Commitment, Classroom Teacher, Physical Education Teacher

Cite this paper
Ercüment Erdoğan , Erkan Cavlı . "Investigation of Organizational Commitment Levels of Physical Education and Classroom Teachers." Universal Journal of Educational Research 7.1 (2019) 259 - 265. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070133.