Document Type: Original Article

Authors

1 M.A Student In Educational Administration, Urmia University, Iran

2 pro. In Educational Administration, Urmia University, Iran

Abstract

This study is aimed to investigate the predictability of attitude to social responsibility through the organizational culture among the faculty members of Urmia University. To do so, a writen questionnaire consisted of 39 items was developed using the standard measures, 200 questionnaires were distributed to faculty members in Urmia University, and 195 ones were returned. The construct validity was evaluated using the confirmatory factor analysis, and the alpha coefficient greater than .70 for questionnaire constructs confirmed their reliability. The methods of Pearson correlation analysis and structural equation modeling were used to test the hypotheses. Research results indicated that the faculty members' attitude to social responsibility is predictable through the organizational culture based on the Hofstede's cultural dimensions.

Keywords

AkbarShahi, M.R. (2011).  Investigating the mechanisms to improve the social responsibility and implementing it in the urban services organizations with the approach of ISO 26000. Master thesis, University of Tehran. (In Persian)

Amani, J., Gholamali, M., ezhe'ei, J., Khezri, A. (2011). Investigating the relationships between cultural values and individual variables using the computer among the students. Journal of behavioral sciences, 5(1): 1-10.

Javaheri, M., KowsarNeshan, M.R. (2009).  Investigating the relationship between leadership, organizational culture, learning organization, and employees' job satisfaction. Journal of police human development, 4(25): . 19-32. (In Persian)

Royaei, R,  Mehrdoost, H. (2009).  Investigating the role of cultural managers in improving the social responsibility. Research journal of social sciences. No. 3, Vol. 3. (In Persian)

Ghanbari, S., Maroofi, Y., Fatehi, Y. (2010). . Comparing the teachers' value system with those of the pre-university students. Journal of new training thoughts. (In Persian)

Moshabbaki, A., Khalili, V. (2010).  Investigating the relationship between organizational culture and the organizations' social responsibility. Journal of applied sociology. (In Persian)

  Akour, I. (2006).  Factors influencing faculty computer Literacy and use in Jordan:Amultivariate analysis. Doctoral Dissertation, Louisiana Tech University.

Denison, D. (2000).  Organizational Culture and CorporateSocial Responsibility: Can it be a keylever for Driving Organizational? International Institute for Management Development, Denison@imd, Chapter 2.

Ford, R., Mclaughin, F. (1984).  perception of socially responsible activites and attitudes: a comparison of business school deans and corporate chief executive. Academy of Management Journal. Septamber. Pp.670-1.

Gilles, A.W.T., analeibach, L.J. (1983).  Corporate social responsibility in Hong Kong”, California Management Review, Vol. XXV No. 2.January.pp.107-23.

Greenberg, J.,  Baron, R.A. (2000).  Behavior in Organizations", Prentice-Hall, Inc., 7th Ed.

Hofstede, G. (1980). Cultural consequences: International differences in work-related values. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications.

Holmes, S.L. (1976).  Executive perceptions of corporate social responsibility. Business Horizons, June, pp,34-40.

Holowzki, A. (2002).  The relationshipbetween knowledge management andorganization culture. Appliedinformation management program, December.

Koene, A. (2002). Leadership effectson organizational climate and financialperformance. Local leadership effectsin china organizations, The Leadership Quarterly, 13(3): 193_215.