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ERIC Number: EJ1192126
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2305-6746
Investigation of Organizational Silence Levels by Teachers According to Some Demographic Variables
Saygili, Gizem
European Journal of Contemporary Education, v7 n3 p554-565 2018
In this research, it was aimed to examine the organizational silence levels of primary and secondary school teachers according to some demographic variables. A total of 609 teachers, 309 women and 300 men, who were teaching at primary and secondary schools participated in the research. The Organizational Silence Scale developed by Van Dyne et al. (2003) and adapted to Turkish by Erdogan (2011) was used in determining the level of organizational silence that teachers had. SPSS 22.0 data analysis program was used for statistical analysis of the data obtained in the research. Descriptive statistics were used to calculate teachers' demographics and the scores they gained from the scale. MANOVA analysis, which is a parametric analysis method, was used to compare the scale scores according to the demographic characteristics of the teachers. The level of significance in the MANOVA analyzes was determined as p <0.05. At the end of the research, it was determined that the organizational silence levels of the teachers were "moderate". When analyzed according to demographic variables, it was determined that organizational silence levels of teachers did not show statistically significant differences according to school type, education status, settlement type, duty type (teacher/manager status) and branch variables (p >0.05). On the other hand, it was determined that organizational silence levels of the teachers showed statistically significant differences according to gender, marital status, age group and occupational seniority variables (p <0.05). As a result, it was found that the demographic characteristics partially affected the teachers' perceptions of organizational silence, and the findings were in accordance with the literature.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey