Organizational health at Jordanian secondary schools

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Abstract

The present study was carried out to determine the levels of organizational health of secondary school as perceived by teachers in Jordan respondents using the Organizational Health Inventory-Secondary (OHI-S). The study was carried out among 406 teachers who worked in secondary schools in Zarqa governorate-Jordan. Their gender, experience, and school size were recorded. Association of the OHI-S with these variables was determined using appropriate statistical tests (p<0.05). The highest mean of dimensions of OHI-S was for Academic Emphasis (AE) dimension of organizational health was in high level, and the other dimensions (Institutional integrity, Initiating structure, consideration, principal influence, resource support, and morale were in moderate levels. There were significant differences between male and female teachers; female teachers were more perceived school health than male. Teachers with medium experience in teaching perceived school health more than their colleague with low and high experience, teachers who work in school with size less 600 students perceived school health better than teachers in 600 and more. Training sessions for the teachers, principals, and further studies across different educational districts and in different schools in Jordan are needed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-100
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Institutional Research South East Asia
Volume10
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - May 2012

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