The Social Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 15
Page No. 3659 - 3663

Examining the Relationship of Social Support with Organizational Improvement and Organizational Effectiveness among Elementary School Teachers

Authors : Abdulwahab Pourghaz, Hossein Jenaabadi and Aliasghar Rahmandoost

Abstract: This study aimed to examine the relationship of social support with organizational improvement and organizational effectiveness. Given the objective of the current study, this was a descriptive study following a correlational design. The statistical population included all elementary school teachers in district 1 of Zahedan. The sample size was 297 individuals (242 female and 55 male teachers) whom were selected using the stratified random sampling method. The data collection tools were the Social Support Questionnaire, the Organizational Improvement Scale and the Organizational Effectiveness Inventory (Parsons’s AGIL paradigm). To analyze the obtained data, the one-sample t-test, Pearson correlation coefficient, linear regression analysis, F-test and independent t-test were applied. The results of this study indicated that the statuses of social support, organizational improvement and organizational effectiveness among the teachers were desirable. Moreover, social support and organizational improvement were significantly and positively related and social support was significantly and positively correlated with subscales of organizational effectiveness. In addition, social support was able to predict 1.6% of the variance in organizational improvement and 2.9% of the variance in organizational effectiveness.

How to cite this article:

Abdulwahab Pourghaz, Hossein Jenaabadi and Aliasghar Rahmandoost, 2016. Examining the Relationship of Social Support with Organizational Improvement and Organizational Effectiveness among Elementary School Teachers. The Social Sciences, 11: 3659-3663.

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