Interpersonal staff relationships and the healthy school : educators' experiences

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dc.contributor.advisor Newmark, Rona
dc.contributor.advisor Assignments -- Education en
dc.contributor.author Le Roux, Philippa en_ZA
dc.contributor.other University of Stellenbosch. Faculty of Education. Dept. of Educational Psychology.
dc.date.accessioned 2006-11-16T09:24:10Z en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-31T17:04:41Z
dc.date.available 2006-11-16T09:24:10Z en_ZA
dc.date.available 2010-05-31T17:04:41Z
dc.date.issued 2004-12 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/1050
dc.description Thesis (MEdPsych (Educational Psychology))--University of Stellenbosch, 2004.
dc.description.abstract ENGLISH 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.language.iso en
dc.publisher Stellenbosch : University of Stellebosch
dc.rights University of Stellenbosch
dc.subject Dissertations -- Education
dc.subject Health promotion
dc.subject Whole-school development
dc.subject Interpersonal relations and dynamics
dc.subject Organisational commitment
dc.subject Theses -- Education en
dc.subject.lcsh Teachers -- Job satisfaction -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Employee retention
dc.title Interpersonal staff relationships and the healthy school : educators' experiences en_ZA
dc.type Thesis en_ZA


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