Structural Equation Modeling on the Relationships between Teachers’ Trust in Manager, Commitment to Manager, Satisfaction with Manager and Intent to Leave

Mehmet Karakus, Mustafa Toprak, Gurpinar Murat

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Abstract

This study aims to determine the relationships among teachers’ trust in the manager, commitment to the manager, satisfaction with the manager and teachers’ intent to leave. The data was collected on the sample of 478 primary school teachers using self-report scales. Two alternative structural models were examined: one proposed that satisfaction with the manager causes commitment, while the other one proposed that commitment causes satisfaction. Both alternative models yielded exactly the same good fit indices. According to the first model, the teachers’ trust in manager predicts their satisfaction with manager and commitment to manager positively, while trust in manager negatively predicts their intent to leave through the mediating effect of satisfaction with manager. According to the second model, teachers’ trust in manager positively predicts their satisfaction with manager and commitment to manager, while trust in manager negatively predicts the teachers’ intent to leave through the mediating effects of commitment to manager and satisfaction with manager.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-189
Number of pages15
JournalCroatian Journal of Education
Volume16
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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