Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1947

Full Length Research Paper

An analysis of the relationship between organizational communication and organizational cynicism according to teachers’ perceptions in Turkey

Ahmet AYIK
  • Ahmet AYIK
  • Ataturk Universtiy, Kaz?m Karabekir Faculty of Education, Department of Educational Sciences in Turkey.
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  •  Received: 04 December 2014
  •  Accepted: 20 February 2015
  •  Published: 10 March 2015


In this study, the relations between organizational communication and organizational cynicism have been analyzed. The sample of the study consists of 274 teachers working in state secondary schools in Palandöken County of Erzurum, in 2013-2014 academic year. “Organizational Cynicism Scale” and “Organizational Communication Scale” have been used to collect data. In this descriptive study, standard deviation, mean, Pearson Product-Moment Correlation coefficient and multiple linear regression analyses have been done in the analysis of the data. The results of the study show that the dimensions (cognitive, affective and behavioral) of organizational cynicism have negative and significant relations with all the dimensions of organizational communication. According to the regression analysis results, it has been found that the affective dimension of the organizational cynicism is predicted negatively and significantly by the duty based communication dimension of organizational communication, only the attitude and behavior based communication dimension of organizational communication predicts cognitive, affective and behavioral dimensions of organizational cynicism negatively and significantly.

Key words: Organizational cynicism, organizational communication, teachers.