THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN WORKAHOLISM LEVELS OF TEACHERS AND ORGANIZATIONAL CYNICISM

Mehmet Akif Helvaci, Orbay Başaran

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The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between workaholism and organizational cynicism levels of teachers formally commissioned in public and private pre-school, primary, secondary and high schools affiliated to the Ministry of National Education in Gaziemir, İzmir. This research is a descriptive correlational survey model. The sample of the study consisted of 367 teachers working in the 2018-2019 Academic Year in Gaziemir district of İzmir and they were selected by simple random sampling. As a data collection instrument, to examine workaholism levels of teachers, 4-point Likert-type, 25-item and four-dimensional “Workaholism Scale” developed by Robinson (1989) and was adapted into Turkish by Apaydın (2011) was used. In order to investigate organizational cynicism levels of teachers, 5-point Likert-type, 13-item and three-dimensional “Organizational Cynicism Scale” adapted into Turkish by Kalağan (2009) was used. The data were analyzed with SPSS 24.0 statistics program. Frequency and percentage distribution, Independent groups t-test, ANOVA, Tukey-HSD test, Kruskal Wallis H Test and Pearson correlation analysis were used in the analysis of the data. Within the scope of the research; whether teachers’ workaholism and organizational cynicism levels and sub-dimensions are statistically differentiated according to the independent variables gender, seniority, service year, school type, school level and branch of teachers or not; whether there is a relationship between teachers’ workaholism and organizational cynicism levels and sub-dimensions were examined. In the light of the findings, it can be said that teachers who participated in the research were partly workaholics and not cynical towards their organizations. According to the correlation test results, there is a statistically significant, positive and low-level relationship between teachers’ workaholism and organizational cynicism levels. In this context, it was seen that organizational cynicism levels of teachers increase in a low-level as their workaholism levels increase. It was seen that teachers’ workaholism levels did not differentiate according to teachers’ seniority, type of school and branch independent variables; but partially differentiated according to teachers’ gender, year of service and school level independent variables. Furthermore, it was seen that the level of organizational cynicism of teachers did not differentiate according to teachers’ gender independent variable; partially differentiated according to teachers’ seniority, year of service, school level and branch independent variables and differentiated according to the school type independent variable.

 

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workaholism, workaholic, cynicism, organizational cynicism, school

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