Relationships between Bureaucratic Structure of Schools, Organizational Silence and Organizational Cynicism
The purpose of this study is to determine the aspect of opinions of teachers on bureaucratic structure, organizational silence and organizational cynicism; and to examine whether there is a significant relationship between bureaucratic structure and organizational silence perceptions and organizational cynicism perceptions. Whether teachers’ perceptions on organizational silence and bureaucratic structure predict their attitudes towards organizational cynicism with respect to cognitive, affective and behavioral dimensions was explored. Scales on the effectiveness of the school structure, organizational silence and organizational cynicism was conducted on 370 teachers who work in 15 secondary schools in the centre of Elazığ. Data was analyzed with mean, standard deviation, correlation and regression analysis. According to the study findings, participant opinions on bureaucratic structure, silence and cynicism were at average level. Organizational silence was found to have an average level and significant relationship with the emotion dimension and affective dimension; source of silence and the management dimension were found to have an average level and significant relationship with all the other dimensions apart from the behavioral dimension and bureaucratic structure was found to have an average level and significant relationship with all the dimensions of cynicism. Teachers’ perceptions on organizational silence and bureaucratic structure were found to predict their attitudes towards organizational cynicism with respect to all its dimensions.