Influence of Organizational Culture
on Teacher’s Work Engagement:
An Empirical Study
The IUP Journal of Organizational
S Roohi Kursheed Khan
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The paper explores if the Denison model of organizational culture influences the work engagement of government school teachers using a Partial Least Square Structural Equation Modeling (PLSSEM) technique. The hypothesis was tested using a descriptive, cross-sectional research design. The multistage and stratified random sampling technique was adopted in selecting 357 school teachers working in the government schools of Chennai district. The results of the SEM technique revealed that the organizational culture is a significant predictor of the work engagement of the government school teachers and additionally the results also showed that there was a strong relationship between the organizational culture and the work engagement. Based on the study, the results implied that for teachers to be highly engaged in the work they do, the role, behaviors, values and the patterns manifested in the organization play a significant role and vital part. The paper suggests that the Denison model of organizational culture can be used in the educational context and it highly influences the teaching workforce in the Indian context, especially Chennai district.
Organizational culture is one of the critical components for any organization to attain competitive advantage. According to Alvesson (2002), numerous studies on organizational culture have been conducted since the 1940s, but it was only in late 1970s the interest in the concept became widespread and the culture boom arose. In the words of Champoux (2011), the organizational culture is defined as a complex and deep element of the organizations that significantly impacts on the members of an organization. In this paper the organizational culture of the teachers is measured using the Denison model of organizational culture which is encompassed of four dimensions and 12 sub-constructs. The dimensions are: Involvement: This dimension rates the participation and initiative of all employees working in the organization. Consistency: This indicates the extent to which the values, beliefs and standards of behavior are acquired and shared among employees. Adaptability: This dimension describes about the organization’s ability to adapt to change and to the external environment. Mission: This dimension sets out a clear sense of existence and direction of the organization to the employees.
Organizational Behavior Journal, Influence of Organizational Culture, Teacher’s Work Engagement, An Empirical Study