Examination of the Relationships between Organizational Commitments and Motivations of Teachers: Çay County Sample

İsmail Çınar, Sinan Saraçlı
2015 International Online Journal of Educational Sciences  
Organizational commitment defines the belonging and incorporation level of a person towards his organization. It is also explained as feeling the benefits of the organization more than his own. The aim of this study is to find out the effects of motivation on organizational commitment and to investigate the levels of organizational commitment and motivations of the teachers. The relationships between the organizational commitment and motivation are examined via Structural Equation Modeling
more » ... ation Modeling (SEM). "Organizational Commitment Questionnaire" and the "Motivation Questionnaire" which are commonly used for this purpose in early studies are used to obtain the data set. Related with these questionnaires, organizational commitments of the teachers are analyzed in three dimensions, which are emotional commitment, continuance commitment and normative commitment, and motivations are analyzed in two dimensions as intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. With this purpose the questionnaire is applied to 526 teachers working at state schools in Çay province of Afyonkarahisar city between dates 1-20 March, 2015. Because of some unfilled and wrong replied questionnaires, analyzes are concluded over 433 questionnaires via SPSS and LISREL softwares. The results of the study indicated that the levels of emotional commitment, continuance commitment and normative commitment increase if the intrinsic and extrinsic motivation levels of the teachers increase. Extended Summary Purpose Organizational commitment defines the belonging and incorporation level of a person towards his organization. It is also explained as feeling the benefits of the organization more than his own. On the other hand, motivation is generally known as a guided power. It is an instinct power that forces a person to start a work, lets him to move, improves the efficiency, directs him, and powers the behavior. It is a force that starts the needed behavior to supply the requirement. In this study it is tried to model the relation between the organizational commitment and motivation. Organizational commitments of the teachers are analyzed in three dimensions, which are emotional commitment, continuance commitment and normative commitment, and motivations are analyzed in two dimensions as intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. In this context, the purpose of this study is to investigate the levels of organizational commitment and motivation as well as the relationship between teachers' 
doi:10.15345/iojes.2015.04.018 fatcat:vw3desbtbnanhaa5itp63xrare