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No Time to Talk! Teachers' Perception of Workplace Communication

Schad, Elinor LU (2017) 39th Annual Conference of the International School Psychology Association
Abstract (Swedish)
Teachers’ perception of organizational communication was assessed with a tailored questionnaire sampling 401 primary and lower secondary school teachers from two municipalities in Sweden (response rate 61 %). Overall, the teachers were satisfied with the workplace communication climate, the communication structure, and collegial communication, while time for communication, was reported deficient. Utilizing a Job demands-resource framework and hierarchical linear regression, the organizational communication variables were shown to predict job satisfaction even when controlling for relevant work environment indicators. In total, the model predicts 49.2 % of the variance in job satisfaction. School leaders should preferably focus both on... (More)
Teachers’ perception of organizational communication was assessed with a tailored questionnaire sampling 401 primary and lower secondary school teachers from two municipalities in Sweden (response rate 61 %). Overall, the teachers were satisfied with the workplace communication climate, the communication structure, and collegial communication, while time for communication, was reported deficient. Utilizing a Job demands-resource framework and hierarchical linear regression, the organizational communication variables were shown to predict job satisfaction even when controlling for relevant work environment indicators. In total, the model predicts 49.2 % of the variance in job satisfaction. School leaders should preferably focus both on providing opportunities for collegial interactions and actively work to improve the communication climate in schools. (Less)
Abstract
Teachers’ perception of organizational communication was assessed with a tailored questionnaire sampling 401 primary and lower secondary school teachers from two municipalities in Sweden (response rate 61 %). Overall, the teachers were satisfied with the workplace communication climate, the communication structure, and collegial communication, while time for communication, was reported deficient. Utilizing a Job demands-resource framework and hierarchical linear regression, the organizational communication variables were shown to predict job satisfaction even when controlling for relevant work environment indicators. In total, the model predicts 49.2 % of the variance in job satisfaction. School leaders should preferably focus both on... (More)
Teachers’ perception of organizational communication was assessed with a tailored questionnaire sampling 401 primary and lower secondary school teachers from two municipalities in Sweden (response rate 61 %). Overall, the teachers were satisfied with the workplace communication climate, the communication structure, and collegial communication, while time for communication, was reported deficient. Utilizing a Job demands-resource framework and hierarchical linear regression, the organizational communication variables were shown to predict job satisfaction even when controlling for relevant work environment indicators. In total, the model predicts 49.2 % of the variance in job satisfaction. School leaders should preferably focus both on providing opportunities for collegial interactions and actively work to improve the communication climate in schools. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Teachers’ perception of organizational communication was assessed with a tailored questionnaire sampling 401 primary and lower secondary school teachers from two municipalities in Sweden (response rate 61 %). Overall, the teachers were satisfied with the workplace communication climate, the communication structure, and collegial communication, while time for communication, was reported deficient. Utilizing a Job demands-resource framework and hierarchical linear regression, the organizational communication variables were shown to predict job satisfaction even when controlling for relevant work environment indicators. In total, the model predicts 49.2 % of the variance in job satisfaction. School leaders should preferably focus both on providing opportunities for collegial interactions and actively work to improve the communication climate in schools.},
  author       = {Schad, Elinor},
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  title        = {No Time to Talk! Teachers' Perception of Workplace Communication},
  year         = {2017},
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