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teacher collective innovativeness school climate job satisfaction teaching and learning international survey

The Mediating Effect of Teachers’ Collective Innovativeness Between School Climate and Job Satisfaction

Beibei Hu , Kyung Hee Park , Zhenxia Xu

Since psychological satisfaction is influenced by the interaction between individuals and their environment, it is necessary to create a cooperative c.


Since psychological satisfaction is influenced by the interaction between individuals and their environment, it is necessary to create a cooperative climate at the organizational level and strengthen collective innovativeness at the individual level to improve teachers' job satisfaction. Therefore, the study investigated whether collective innovativeness can be mediated by the school climate to enhance teacher job satisfaction. This study extensively examined survey data with a sample of 3,976 teachers in Shanghai through Structural Equation Modeling, obtained from Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS). The findings revealed that teachers' collective innovativeness served as a significant mediator between school climate and job satisfaction. Furthermore, higher levels of collective innovativeness among teachers amplified the influence of school climate on their job satisfaction. These findings show that schools should strive to foster a collaborative school climate and provide support for teachers in implementing innovative and collaborative teaching activities with the aim of enhancing their job satisfaction. Above all, efforts are needed to support teachers' active and cooperative practice capabilities in building teacher-student relationships.

Keywords: Teacher, collective innovativeness, school climate, job satisfaction, teaching and learning international survey.

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