Interpersonal staff relationships and the healthy school : educators' experiences

dc.contributor.advisorNewmark, Rona
dc.contributor.authorLe Roux, Philippaen_ZA
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Stellenbosch. Faculty of Education. Dept. of Educational Psychology.
dc.descriptionThesis (MEdPsych (Educational Psychology))--University of Stellenbosch, 2004.
dc.description.abstractENGLISH ABSTRACT: My study aims to ascertain whether interpersonal staff relationships have a role to play in the healthy development of a school as an organisation. My specific focus is on how educators experience these relationships, and how they impact on the educators' commitment to a particular school. My research design consisted of three case studies. I used a semi-structured questionnaire with each case and at a later date had a group discussion. My analysis of the questionnaires' data provided tentative themes for inclusion and further exploration in the group discussion. The combination of two data production phases resulted in the confirmation and expansion of the data. My study shows that various factors impact on interpersonal staff relationships within a school. These interpersonal staff relationships have a bearing on the continuance, moral and alienative dimensions of commitment, and impact on staff retention and job performance. They also impact directly on the health of the educators. Thus interpersonal staff relationships would seem to have an important role to play in the development of healthy schools. I conclude by acknowledging the limitations of this study, and recommending further research.en_ZA
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dc.publisherStellenbosch : University of Stellebosch
dc.rightsUniversity of Stellenbosch
dc.subjectDissertations -- Education
dc.subjectHealth promotion
dc.subjectWhole-school development
dc.subjectInterpersonal relations and dynamics
dc.subjectOrganisational commitment
dc.subjectTheses -- Educationen
dc.subject.lcshTeachers -- Job satisfaction -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcshEmployee retention
dc.titleInterpersonal staff relationships and the healthy school : educators' experiencesen_ZA

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