ORGANIZATIONAL HEALTH, PERSONAL GROWTH INITIATIVE AND PROFESSIONAL COMMITMENT AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS
Keywords:organizational health, personal growth initiative, professional commitment, teachers
The purpose of the present study was to determine whether perception of organizational health and personal growth initiative predicted professional commitment in secondary school teachers belonging to three different boards of education-Board of Secondary Education, Telangana State (BSET), Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Indian Council of Secondary Education (ICSE). The study adopts a between-groups design to determine the differences in perception of organizational health, personal growth initiative and professional commitment. A correlational design was adopted to determine the predictors of professional commitment to teaching. Results showed differences between BSET, CBSE and ICSE teachers with respect to the perception of organizational health dimensions of institutional integrity, consideration, morale and academic emphasis, personal growth initiative and its dimensions of readiness for change and planfulness, and the three dimensions of professional commitment to teaching. Common predictors of professional commitment included institutional integrity in BSET and ICSE teachers, and resource support and personal growth initiative in CBSE and ICSE teachers. In BSET teachers, commitment was also predicted by planfulness and initiating structure. In contrast, the predictors of the same in CBSE teachers were readiness for change and academic emphasis, and intentional behaviour in ICSE teachers. Findings of the research suggest that educational institutes must focus on improving the school’s working culture and provide incentives for career growth to improve professional commitment in teachers.
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