Abstract: Study of behavior in the occupation’s environment has marked importance because of higher importance of human resources in comparison with other resources in the organization. Faithful human resource that is adaptable with goals and values of organization and tend to stay in the organization and is ready to work more than agreed deputies can be an important factor in the efficacy of organization. Then this survey has been executed to determine organizational commitment status of teachers of Ardabil province’s High schools within 2006-2007. Organizational commitment in this survey has been conceptualized as a structure with three components; affective, continuance and normative on the basis of three-component model of Meyer and Allen. Statistical population of this survey has comprised of all male teachers of Ardabil province‘s high schools within 2006-2007. Their number at 359 high schools of 19 educational districts was 1935 on the basis of statistics of Education and Nurture Organization. Among this number sample with 350 persons was selected through Cochran formula and Kregice-Morgan Table. The method is descriptive and for data collecting OCQ questionnaire (new version) has been used. Data analysis is indicates that mean of organizational commitment and its triple types (affective, continuance and normative) are significantly higher than conceptual average however if the analysis unit is the school on the basis organizational commitment among 37% of teachers, affective commitment of teachers among 14%, continuance commitment of teachers among 3% and normative commitment of teachers among 11% of high schools is lower than average. Comparison of scores of two group; teachers with high and low organizational commitment showed that there is significant difference between these 2 group in triple types of organizational commitment (affective, continuance and normative) and profile of organizational commitment of above groups are clearly higher and lower than mean line.
A. Zahed Babelan , M. Askarian , M. Behrangi and E. Naderi , 2008. A Survey of the Organizational Commitment Status of Male High School Teachers in Ardabil Province. The Social Sciences, 3: 364-370.