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The influence of job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and perceptions of organizational justice on organizational citizenship behavior in Turkish education sector

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2007
Pirali, Jülide
This thesis examines the influence of job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and perceptions of organizational justice on organizational citizenship behaviors (OCBs) of private primary school teachers in Ankara. Previous research has shown that these three variables are significantly correlated with OCB. The effect of these three variables on OCB are studied collectively in the education sector. The study of the effects of the three variables on OCB are rare in Turkey, especially in the education sector which experienced dramatic changes in 2005-2006 education year due to the initiation of a new curriculum at the primary education. The new curriculum is student centered and has changed the methods of teaching drastically. Therefore the role of the teacher has to be changed. OCB is especially important in the times of change and may help to adapt to a changing environment especially facing tough competition. Among the three antecedent variables, organizational commitment and perceived procedural justice are found to account for a significant amount of variance in OCBs of private primary school teachers in our sample. The findings are discussed and future research needs are reviewed especially from the perspective of impression management.