Proceedings of The International Conference on New Approaches in Education
Which Components of School Climate Are Best Predictors of Organisational Commitment of Indonesian Teachers?
Mareike Seska Diana Lotulung and Bill Glenny Wullur
This quantitative research aims to analyse the discrete and simultaneous effect of components of school climate toward the organisational commitment of middle school teachers at North Minahasa regency, Indonesia. Data are taken from a survey to 216 teachers from 15 middle schools and analysed using regression. Findings include 1. Discrete and simultaneous effects of school climate and its components (principal directive, supportive, and restrictive behaviour, as well as teacher collegial, intimacy, and disengaged behaviour) toward organisational commitment. 2. Simultaneous effects of principal-related and teacher-related components of school climate toward organisational commitment. 3. Simultaneous effects of principal-related and teacher-related components of school climate toward the components of organisational commitment (affective, continuance, and normative commitments). 4. Discrete effects of each of components of school climate toward the components of organisational commitment. The study concludes that principal supportive behaviour and teacher collegial behaviour are the two most essential components of school climate, which yield greater effect on organisational commitment and its components.
Keywords: Educational management; organizational climate; principal behaviour school interaction; teacher commitment.