Investigation of the relationship between teachers‟ readiness for organizational change and resilience


Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi, Faculty of Education, Department of Educational Sciences, Turkey

Approval Date: 2011

Student: ÖMER ÇALIŞKAN

Supervisor: YAŞAR KONDAKÇI

Abstract:

This study is designed to investigate the relationships between cognitive, emotional, and intentional readiness of teachers towards organizational change and their resilience traits. The main assumption of this study is that readiness of teachers towards organizational change might be associated with their resilience traits. The study aimed at finding a correlation between readiness for change and resilience traits. The sample for this study was composed of 691 teachers who were working at primary and secondary public schools in Ankara. To assess the readiness of teachers, a new readiness scale was developed by the researchers and a previously used resilience scale was conducted to examine the resiliency level of teachers. The results of the multiple linear regressions between the variables of two scales indicated that some of the factors of resiliency were found to be significant predictors of readiness of teachers towards organizational change.