School values and teachers' feelings: a LISREL model
Based on a sample of 101 teachers from 14 aided secondary schools in Hong Kong, a survey was conducted in March-April 1994 to collect data about organizational values in schools and teachers' feelings. Two new instruments, the "School values inventory" and the "Teachers' feelings questionnaire", were developed for this study. Using LISREL computer program to analyse the data, builds a linear structural equation model of school values and teachers' feelings. The result is a LISREL model of school values and teachers' feelings which indicates that cultural linkage in schools promotes teachers' feelings of commitment, job satisfaction, sense of community and order and discipline, whereas bureaucratic linkage undermines such feelings. Implies that school principals should resort more to cultural linkages as the strategies to bind people together and to give people meaning in their work.
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