The current study aims to examine the relationships between organizational innovativeness levels of schools and school administrators’ demographic characteristics, school climate, school leadership and job satisfaction. To this end, this survey study employed a correlational design. The sample of the study consisted of the school administrators who participated in TALIS 2018 study. Stratified sampling is used in TALIS surveys for selecting samples. The sample consisted of 808 school administrators working in primary schools, lower secondary schools and high schools. In data analysis, descriptive statistics, the Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient technique and the hierarchical multiple linear regression analysis technique were used. A positive medium-level relationship between organizational innovativeness and academic pressure and distributed leadership, a positive weak relationship between organizational innovativeness and stakeholder involvement, job satisfaction with the work environment, job satisfaction with profession and system leadership were identified in the study. Besides, it was revealed that school size, a lack of resources and personnel in schools, school climate, school leadership and school administrators’ job satisfaction had significant contributions to organizational innovativeness levels.
Recommended CitationKAYA, Metin. (2021). Investigation of Factors Affecting Organizational Innovativeness in Schools. i.e.: inquiry in education: Vol. 13: Iss. 2, Article 9.
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