Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1847

Full Length Research Paper

A two-way perspective on social loafing and organizational cynicism

Sevda Seven Şarkaya
  • Sevda Seven Şarkaya
  • Ministry of Education, Turkey.
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Zeynep Meral Tanriogen
  • Zeynep Meral Tanriogen
  • Educational Sciences, Faculty of Education, Pamukkale University, Turkey.
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  •  Received: 22 July 2019
  •  Accepted: 04 December 2019
  •  Published: 31 December 2019

Abstract

The aim of this study is to reveal the effects of the relationship between social loafing and organizational cynicism. The sample of the study was selected using stratified cluster sampling method, comprising 71 schools and 1043 teachers working in primary and secondary schools in Pamukkale district of Denizli province. In the study, relational screening model and quantitative methods were used. The data of the study were collected using Organizational Cynicism Scale and Perceived Coworker Loafing Scale. During the data analysis, parametric tests were used on account of normal distribution. Pearson Product Moment Correlation tests as well as multiple and simple linear regression analyses were performed to examine the sub-problems of the study. Owing to the characteristics of the measurement tool, the predictive power of both variables was measured using a two-way perspective. The results of the study revealed that organizational cynicism is a predictor of social loafing and there is a positive and moderate relationship between them. It was seen that as teachers' organizational cynicism attitudes increased, social loafing behavior also increased. At the same time, social cynicism was found to be the predictor of organizational cynicism and it was suggested that when teachers' social loafing behaviors increased, organizational cynicism attitudes also increased. According to these results, it was concluded that both variables affect each other.
 
Key words: Organizational cynicism, social loafing, teacher, primary school, secondary school.