The IUP Journal of Organizational Behavior
The Role of Corporate Social Responsibility in Job Satisfaction and Effectiveness of Primary School Teachers

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Pub. Date : Jan, 2021
Product Name : The IUP Journal of Organizational Behavior
Product Type : Article
Product Code : IJOB030121
Author Name : Prakash C, Chandra S and Chandrashekar H
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Subject/Domain : Arts & Humanities
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CSR support to government primary schools is a big help in achieving Universal Elementary Education in the country. Primary school teachers are a valuable human resource in the school system and their job satisfaction and effectiveness need to be reinforced through CSR programs. This paper reports a part of the findings from a larger study carried out in 100 government primary and lower primary schools in Bengaluru rural and urban educational districts. 200 teachers answered a semi-structured interview schedule: Job Satisfaction Scale (JSS) of Dixit (2013) and Teacher Effectiveness Scale (TES) of Kulsum (2011). There was a significant positive correlation between job satisfaction and teacher effectiveness. Only job satisfaction was significantly associated with CSR satisfaction but not teacher effectiveness. CSR should focus on teachers as stakeholders and involve them in planning and executing programs in schools for greater impact.


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Education plays an important role in the development of children, especially in the early formative years. Elementary education is the fundamental right of every Indian child as per the Right to Education Act (2009). While India has made tremendous progress in improving literacy rates, still several problems persist in providing quality education to the huge population (Vanita, 2016). ASER reports also highlight several problems in primary education (ASER, 2017 and 2018). Since the Companies Act of 2013, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is mandatory for companies as part of their obligation in the development of the society. CSR has made an impact on the education system (Mahato, 2013) and on human resources in schools. The Report on CSR Box (2018) shows that education projects receive a fair chunk of CSR investment as companies consider education as fundamental to human development. In recent years, there has been an effort to empirically investigate the effect of CSR in different fields. The present study is an attempt to investigate Job Satisfaction (JS) and effectiveness of teachers in primary schools which are receiving CSR support. The possible relationship of perceived impact of CSR on the two variables is also examined. An understanding of how CSR is working in schools may help in planning future CSR initiatives so that they are more effective and are aligned to the expectations of the stakeholders.


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