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Investigation of the components of the organizational culture of secondary public schools

Christina Thomaidou Pavlidou*1 and Andreas Efstathiades1

1The School of Business Administration, Department of Management and Marketing, European University Cyprus

*Corresponding Author Email: christina_thomaidou_pavlidou(at)

Christina Thomaidou Pavlidou

Andreas Efstathiades

Article Number: IJEPRR.21.002  |   Pages: 8-22  |   Vol. 8 (1), February 2021   |   DOI:

 Received: October 23, 2020  Accepted: December 15, 2020  Published: February 22, 2021


The current study investigates the components of the public secondary school organizational culture. A conceptual model of the components of organizational culture based on a literature review was tested using AMOS 21 software for secondary public schools. The results show that individualism vs. collectivism (IVC) (b=0.916), uncertainty prevention (UA) (b=0.99) and learning culture (LC) (b=1.00) have a significant and positive impact on the organizational culture (OC) of public schools. There is, however, no significant relationship between the type of culture and the organizational culture. Schools need to promote research and dialogue and empower people to develop a culture of learning.


Organizational culture, school culture, secondary public education, learning culture, high schools.

How to Cite this Article

Pavlidou CT, Efstathiades A (2021). Investigation of the components of the organizational culture of secondary public schools. Int. J. Educ. Pol. Res. Rev. 8(1):8-22.

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