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The aim of this study was to determine physical education teachers’ organizational commitment levels. The sample consisted of 204 physical education teachers working in the city center of Konya in the 2011 to 2012 academic year. The respondents were randomly selected in this research. Data collected for this research by using the Scale for Organizational Commitment was addressed in three different dimensions, including affective commitment, continuance commitment and normative commitment, to determine physical education teachers’ commitment levels. Furthermore, this study analyzed whether teachers’ commitment levels differ by their gender, age and seniority. Statistical analyses showed that physical education teachers mostly displayed a commitment level of affective commitment. It was determined that the female teachers of physical education had more continuance commitment as compared to the male teachers and the male teachers had more normative commitment than the female teachers.
Key words: Physical education teacher, organizational commitment, affective commitment, continuance commitment, normative commitment
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