Examining the relationship between job satisfaction and family ties of turkish primary school teachers

Demirel H., Erdamar G. K.

World Conference on Educational Sciences, Nicosia, CYPRUS, 4 - 07 Şubat 2009, cilt.1, ss.2211-2217 identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Bildiri / Tam Metin Bildiri
  • Cilt numarası: 1
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2009.01.389
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Nicosia
  • Basıldığı Ülke: CYPRUS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.2211-2217


Job satisfaction affects all the social lives of the individuals. When employees are satisfied with their jobs, this cover their all their lives. Studies have been encountered indicating that individuals with higher job satisfaction have more positive behaviors and their psychological health within the social structure is better. With these reasons, like in all other professions, working of teachers in their jobs willingly and lovingly is extremely important for an efficient operation of the education system. Professional activities of teachers, which cover significant portions of their lives, are among the prerequisites that will ensure the society to be more healthy and successful. Many studies examining the job satisfaction of teachers performed in the country and in abroad have been encountered. Job satisfaction and individual and environmental factors affecting the job satisfaction have been stressed in these studies, and factors like salaries, gender, school administration and guiding, and work conditions have been frequently examined. Together with these, it is thought that family ties are also effective, and it is assumed that individuals with higher family ties have higher job satisfaction. The present study was performed with the purpose of determining the relationship between job satisfactions of teachers and their family ties. The study group of this study consisted of teachers working in primary schools of Ankara Province. Study was implemented in 8 primary schools. Accordingly, total 614 teachers consisting of 302 teachers working in the first phase of primary education and 302 teachers working in the second phase who accepted to participate in the study constituted the sampling. Data of the study were collected using the demographic characteristics questionnaire, Minnesote Job Satisfaction Scale and Family Ties Scale developed by the investigators. Branches, ages, gender, educational statuses, years of service, marital statuses, family structures, monthly incomes, daily and weekly average working hours and whether or not they would choose the same profession if they had a chance were asked to the teachers within the scope of demographic characteristics. Minnesote Job Satisfaction Scale developed by Dawis, Weiss and England was used to determine the job satisfaction of teachers. This scale consists of 20 items in the form of 5-likert. The scale developed by the investigators was used to determine the family ties of the teachers. In the scope of the pilot study, family ties scale was applied to total 109 teachers, out of which 42 were teachers of the first phase in primary education and 37 were from second phase. Factor analysis was performed for the scale that was prepared as 29 items initially, and items under 40 according to the results of the analysis were excluded. According to the results of the factor analysis, the scale consists of two sub-scales, namely as the "importance-value attributed to the family" and "giving time to the family". The sub-scale of "importance-value attributed to the family" consists of 10 items and the sub-scale of "giving time to the family" consists of 7 items. Alpha reliability coefficient of the sub-scale "importance-value attributed to the family" was found to be 0.90, the alpha reliability coefficient of the sub-scale "giving time to the family" was found to be 0.81, and the alpha reliability coefficient of family ties scale was found to be 0.91. Demographic characteristics of the teachers were shown as percentages and frequency.