Document Type : Original Research Article

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1 Department of Psychology, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad university, Tehran, Iran

2 Master of clinical psychology, Expert of Mental Health at Sirjan University of Medical Science, Sirjan, Iran.

3 Master of General Psychology Azad University of Zarand, Iran

4 Department of Educational Administration, Bandar Abas Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bandar Abas, Iran

10.22034/ejst.2021.304174.1073

Abstract

The present study was conducted with the aim of investigating the spiritual status and organizational commitment of elementary school teachers. It was an applied survey study and its statistical population included all elementary school teachers of district 1 in Kerman City which included a total of 1050 subjects. Simple random sampling was used in this study and the sample size was 285 subjects. Two questionnaires were used for data collection: a researcher-made spirituality questionnaire that included 13 questions with a Likert Scale of 5 which was an extraction of Kenda nd Foreman's (2010) questionnaire and Allen and Mayer's organizational commitment questionnaire (1993) which included 18 questions with a Likert Scale of 5. The content validity and reliability of the questionnaires were estimated by Cronbach's alpha. Descriptive and inferential statistics including one sample t –test and regression test were used for data analysis. Results of the one sample t-test showed that the teachers had a high level of spirituality and organizational commitment. In addition, results of the regression test showed that spirituality has managed to predict 0.91 of the teachers' organizational commitment.

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