Organisational communication and its relationships with job satisfaction and organisational commitment of primary school staff in Western Australia

John De Nobile*

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The aim of this study was to investigate the relationships between aspects of organisational communication and dimensions of job satisfaction and general organisational commitment. Participants were 358 staff members from 35 government primary schools in the state of Western Australia, who completed a survey comprising the Organisational Communication in Primary Schools Questionnaire, the Teacher Job Satisfaction Questionnaire and a five item general organisational commitment scale. Factor analyses established 13 aspects of job satisfaction and 9 dimensions of job satisfaction. Multiple regression analyses were used to investigate interrelationships. The findings suggest several aspects of organisational communication were related to job satisfaction and organisational commitment. This article concludes with implications for future research with regard to communication and for the maintenance of optimal levels of job satisfaction and commitment in schools.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)380-398
Number of pages19
JournalEducational Psychology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 16 Mar 2017



  • organisational communication
  • job satisfaction
  • organisational commitment
  • job attitudes
  • primary schools

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