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The life satisfaction of teachers at work place, research of structural equation modelling regarding general and organized cynicism

  • Ahmet Satilmis
  • Oznacar Behcet 
  • Uzunboylu Huseyin 
  • Ercan Yılmaz
Article

Abstract

This research aims to determine both the predictive role and level of teachers’ life satisfaction, as well as general and organizational cynic perceptions in their workplace. The study sample was composed of 457 teachers who worked in the middle schools in the center and districts of Konya in 2016, who were randomly selected by group sampling. Analysis of the research data was conducted using the statistical program AMOS 18.0, according to structural equation modeling. In the research, loneliness in teachers’ professional lives was considered in two dimensions: as “emotional deprivation” and “social friendship.” According to the research findings, it is evident that organizational cynicism is the most important variable affecting teachers’ emotional deprivation and social companionship levels. The second most important variable affecting teachers' levels of emotional deprivation is general cynicism, while social companionship levels are more affected by life satisfaction. It is also seen that there is a negative relationship between the emotional deprivation and social friendship and life satisfaction variables. The results also demonstrate a slight but statistically significant relationship between the general cynicism and the social friendship levels of teachers.

Keywords

Loneliness of teachers Life satisfaction of teachers General and organizational cynicism 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ahmet Satilmis
    • 1
  • Oznacar Behcet 
    • 3
  • Uzunboylu Huseyin 
    • 2
  • Ercan Yılmaz
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationNear East UniversityNicosiaCyprus
  2. 2.Faculty of EducationN.E. University, Education FacultyKonyaTurkey
  3. 3.Near East University Faculty of EducationNicosiaCyprus

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