Aim: The aim of the study is to investigate the relationship between physical education teachers' perceptions
of organizational cynicism, their attitudes towards the profession and their wage satisfaction.
Material and Method: A total of 357 physical education teachers aged between 21-60 voluntarily participated
in the study. The data were obtained through 4 questionnaires, including the personal information form. In
order to determine the attitudes of the participants towards the profession, “The Attitude towards Physical
Education Teaching Profession” scale by Ünlü’s (2011), which consists of 2 sub-dimensions and a total of 23
questions, was used. “The Organizational Cynicism Scale” consisting of 3 sub-dimensions and a total of 13
questions, developed by Brandes, Dhalwadkar and Dean (1999) and adapted into Turkish by Kalağan (2009),
was used to determine organizational cynicism attitudes. In order to determine the wage satisfaction of the
participants, a scale adapted into Turkish by Ergüney (2006), consisting of 4 sub-dimensions and 13 statements,
Results: Reliability Cronbach Alpha values of the total items of the attitude, organizational cynicism, and
wage satisfaction scales related to the mentioned profession were determined to be at a good level. When the
demographic characteristics of the participants and the answers given to the items were evaluated, there was
no statistically significant difference in gender, but there was statistically significant differences in age,
professional seniority and school seniority.
Conclussions: Findings suggest that there is a positive relationship between the scores of attitude towards the
profession and cognitive cynicism, affective cynicism, wage level satisfaction, wage increase satisfaction,
wage structure/management, social benefits satisfaction. There was a negative relationship between the
participants' attitude scores towards the profession and their behavioral cynicism scores.
Keywords: Physical Education Teacher, Wage Satisfaction, Professional Attitude, Organizational Cynicism