The Relationship of Teachers’ Perception Towards Organizational Climate and Their Retention in Guiyang Qingzhen Boya International Experimental School, Guizhou Province, China


  • Siyun Bai Assumption University
  • Yan Ye Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Graduate School of Human Sciences, Assumption University


Teachers’ Perception, Organizational Climate, Teachers' Perception


The main purpose of this study was to determine the relationship of teachers' perception towards organizational climate and their retention in Guiyang Qingzhen Boya International Experimental School, Guizhou Province, China. The research surveyed a total of 80 full-time teachers in Guiyang Qingzhen Boya International Experimental School. The researcher used Mean and Standard Deviation to analysis the teachers’ perceptions toward the level of organizational climate and their retention. Pearson Product Moment Coefficient of Correlation was used to test the relationship between the two variables. The result of this study showed that teachers in the school perceived a high level of organizational climate and their perception towards their retention. Pearson correlation tested that there was a relationship between teachers’ perception towards organizational climate and their retention.


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