The relationship of organizational corruption with organizational culture, attitude towards work and work ethics: a search on Turkish high school teachers

Balci A., Ozdemir M., APAYDIN Ç., OZEN F.

ASIA PACIFIC EDUCATION REVIEW, vol.13, no.1, pp.137-146, 2012 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12564-011-9183-8
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.137-146
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


The aim of this study is to analyse organizational corruption and to determine its level of relation to attitude towards work, work ethics and organizational culture. The data in study have been collected from 441 public high school teachers employed in the central districts of Ankara in the school year of 2008-2009. Data have been collected through 'Scale for Organizational Corruption', 'Scale for Attitude towards Work', 'Scale for Work Ethics' and 'Scale for Organizational Culture', all of which were developed by the researchers in this study. Correlation and regression analysis techniques have been used in analysing the data. It is concluded from the study that there is a significant, though at an average level, relation between organizational corruption, organizational culture and work ethics and that there is a negative significant relation, though at a low level, between organizational corruption and attitude towards work. It is also concluded that the variables for attitude towards work, work ethics and organizational culture explain 38% of the variation in organizational corruption.