Date of Award

Spring 5-8-2021

Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)

First Advisor

Dr. Darcel Brady

Second Advisor

Dr. Scott Buchannan

Scholarship Domain(s)

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Scholarship of Discovery


As greater accountability is placed on school districts, in response to the increased demands of federal and state policies and mandates, teacher workloads and responsibilities have been increased to meet those demands. School districts rely on teachers’ commitment to students’ educational pursuits and their willingness to demonstrate behaviors that exceed their formal role expectations to facilitate student success. These behaviors, known as organizational citizenship behaviors (OCB), cannot be required, but play a critical role in ensuring a district’s success. The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the relationship between teachers’ trust in their administrator and teachers’ OCB through the analysis of the data collected from 121 elementary, middle, and high school teachers using The Faculty Trust Scale and the Organizational Citizenship Behavior Scale for Schools. Three separate inferential statistical procedures were performed to analyze the relationship between teachers’ trust and OCB and predictor variables: years of service, gender, and grade level taught. The Pearson product-moment correlations (Pearson r) was performed to identify a possible relationship between teachers’ trust and organizational citizenship behavior. The researcher found a negative statistically significant relationship between teachers’ years of service and teachers’ trust in their administrator. The results of the current study suggest the need for further exploration into the antecedents of teachers’ OCB. The results further demonstrate that teachers’ trust in their administrators erodes over time in response to administrator behaviors.


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Professional Biography

Former elementary teacher and educational advocate representing educators in their relationships with administrators. Current advocacy efforts include serving as a voice for educational issues from a labor perspective among various educational stakeholder groups at policy and legislative tables in the State of Illinois