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Contemporary Approaches in Education and Communication

Edited By Hasan Arslan, Mehmet Ali Içbay, Alejandro J. Gallard and S. Lizette Ramos

This book presents a collection of papers written by researchers, teachers, administrators, analysts and graduate students working and doing research in the field of social sciences. The scientific studies include a wide range of topics from the analysis of social science textbooks to the teacher image in newspapers, the relationship between self-efficacy and cognitive level and the role of organizational silence on the loneliness of academics in work life.


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Chapter I Education and Management


Baris Uslu and Hasan Arslan Department of Educational Sciences, Faculty of Education, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey The Predictive Relationship between Organizational Communication and Climate in Universities Abstract: The purpose of this research is to investigate the predictive relationship between communication and climate in universities� The research was designed in a descriptive survey model� The data were collected from 776 faculty from Turkish public universities by using Organizational Communication and Organizational Climate scales� After detect- ing the normal distributions for data set, descriptive, correlation and regression analyses were performed� The perceptions of faculty about communication and climate in their universities were found at a medium level� In addition, there is a strong relation between communication and climate, and organizational communication could explain %65 of faculty’s organizational climate perceptions� According to these findings, the quality of communication is a powerful factor which influences faculty’s perceptions about general atmosphere in their universities� As a result, to generate more favorable atmosphere in their organizations, university managers should operate different formal and informal communication channels to enhance positive collegial interactions among academic staff� Keywords: Higher education, University, Faculty, Organizational communication, Or- ganizational climate Introduction Human beings as a part of community have a special skill to create a better per- sonal understanding of themselves and their environment, to establish harmoni- ous relations with others and to benefit from the knowledge which is mankind’s heritage� This skill is called ‘Human’s Communication Power’ and communication is described as sharing emotions, ideas and information between at least...

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