School Climate in Kerala – A Comparative Study

ICCMCT-2018 | Special Issue | September 2018 | Published Online: 29 September 2018    PDF ( 232 KB )
Author(s)
Bindu Menon M P (Dr) 1

1Assistant Professor of Commerce, SNGS College, Pattambi, Kerala (India)

Abstract

The study describes the dimensions of school climate and compares these dimensions school-wise, location-wise and management-wise. In order to measure climate, four dimensions of climate were identified. They are Collegial Leadership, Professional Teacher Behaviour, Achievement Press, and Institutional Vulnerability. The analysis is based on the data collected from teachers of government, aided and unaided schools representing both HSS, VHSS in urban and rural areas from selected districts of Kerala. Questions on school climate were adapted from the Organizational Climate Index (OCI) developed by Hoy Smith and Sweetland (2002). Multi-stage random sampling with proportionate allocation has been used for the selection of the sample for the study Three-Way ANOVA was attempted. It is observed that teachers’ perception with respect to Collegial Leadership, Professional Teacher Behaviour, Achievement Press and Institutional Vulnerability varies considerably according to type of school, locality, and type of management.

Keywords
School climate, Collegial Leadership, Professional Teacher Behaviour, Achievement Press, and Institutional Vulnerability
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