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|Title:||Climate profile and OCBs of teachers in public and private schools of India|
|Author(s):||Pooja Garg, (Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India), Renu Rastogi, (Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India)|
|Citation:||Pooja Garg, Renu Rastogi, (2006) "Climate profile and OCBs of teachers in public and private schools of India", International Journal of Educational Management, Vol. 20 Iss: 7, pp.529 - 541|
|Keywords:||Behaviour, India, Private education, Public schools, Teachers|
|Article type:||Research paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/09513540610704636 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – This research aims to assess the significant differences in the climate profile and organizational citizenship behaviors (OCBs) of teachers working in public and private schools of India.
Design/methodology/approach – The sample comprised of 100 teachers, out of which 50 teachers were from public school and 50 teachers were from private schools. Following data collection, significant differences regarding climate profile and OCBs were examined by using
Findings – The findings indicated significant differences in the climate profile of public and private schools. Also, there was significant difference in the exhibition of citizenship behaviors of teachers working in public and private schools.
Research limitations/implications – The research represents the beginning and not an end to the examination of climate of schools as well as exhibition of citizenship behaviors of teachers. The study makes feasible suggestions for improving the climate profile of private schools and citizenship behaviors of teachers. It also implies that to enhance the climate of private schools, appropriate strategy must be followed which can transform teachers to be creative, innovative, and flexible. Also, open communication and appropriate feedback must be encouraged which can build strong relationship between teachers and principal, which is generally stymied by the bureaucratic leadership styles of the principals.
Originality/value – This study provides further groundwork to assist administrators in identifying other areas which are sensitive to climate profile and behavioral aspects of school and aspects which can prevent from tarnishing the image of the school.
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