Página 1 dos resultados de 89 itens digitais encontrados em 0.002 segundos

Relação, vínculo e troca nos contratos psicológicos de docentes; Relationships, bond and exchange in teacher´s psychological contracts

Costa, Bruna de Vasconcellos Lameiro da
Fonte: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP Publicador: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP
Tipo: Dissertação de Mestrado Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 18/05/2010 PT
Relevância na Pesquisa
25.99%
No cenário atual dos negócios, todo trabalhador é pressionado a ser flexível para conjugar relacionamentos diferenciados, seja com distintos empregadores, supervisores, ou colegas. O sonho de estabilidade profissional em uma única empresa cede lugar às inquietudes dos novos modelos de trabalho autônomo. Os vínculos são diferenciados, as regras são ambíguas. Os indivíduos são pressionados a cuidar de si mesmos e de sua obra. Tais condições impõem novos desafios para a gestão de pessoas, como se observa no desenvolvimento do compromisso e na gestão das identidades. Nesse cenário surge o conceito de contrato psicológico como elemento estratégico da estabilidade individual em ambientes turbulentos e instáveis. O presente projeto é dedicado ao estudo dos contratos psicológicos como ferramenta de desenvolvimento pessoal e de gestão. Embora estudado, há mais de duas décadas, o conceito contrato psicológico continua ambíguo, carecendo de limites epistemológicos, ao mesmo tempo que reconhecido como elemento presente nas relações entre empregados, empregadores e empresas. A pesquisa aqui descrita é uma investigação que teve por alvo a compreensão dos contratos psicológicos ao estudar profissionais de uma instituição educacional que atuam como autônomos...

Apelo sexual na propaganda : um experimento em mídia impressa

Petroll, Martin de La Martinière
Fonte: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul Publicador: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Tipo: Dissertação Formato: application/pdf
POR
Relevância na Pesquisa
25.99%
A propaganda é imprescindível ao marketing por ser sua ferramenta mais visível e exposta ao público, ativando suas percepções e persuadindo o seu comportamento através de apelos. Destes, destacam-se os apelos sexuais, comuns na propaganda brasileira e em discussões feitas pela sociedade e pelo governo. Apesar disso, existem poucos estudos que remetem aos efeitos dos apelos sexuais sobre o consumidor brasileiro. Para tanto, a presente dissertação verifica essa lacuna, através de um estudo experimental com estudantes de graduação de duas universidades gaúchas, os quais responderam a um questionário, em salasde- aula, após serem expostos a diversos anúncios contendo variações de nudez por parte do(a) modelo. De maneira geral, constatou-se que houve diferenças significativas entre os diversos tipos de anúncios sexualmente apelativos no que se refere às atitudes do consumidor quanto à propaganda, à marca do produto, à imagem da empresa anunciante e à ética. Constatou-se ainda que os consumidores masculinos e femininos avaliam suas atitudes sobre a propaganda, a marca, a ética e sua intenção de compra diferente uns dos outros sendo, de modo geral, mais favoráveis quando expostos a modelos de gênero oposto ao seu. Implicações acadêmicas e gerenciais dos achados...

Corporate social responsibility from an employees’ perspective: contributes for understanding job attitudes

Duarte, Ana Patrícia
Fonte: Instituto Universitário de Lisboa Publicador: Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado
Publicado em //2011 ENG
Relevância na Pesquisa
26.32%
Doutoramento em Psicologia Social e das Organizações; Esta dissertação pretende contribuir para o aperfeiçoamento conceptual e metodológico no estudo do conceito de responsabilidade social das organizações (RSO), assim como para uma compreensão mais aprofundada de como a percepção que os trabalhadores possuem do desempenho social das suas organizações influencia as suas atitudes de trabalho, nomeadamente a sua satisfação no trabalho e a sua implicação organizacional. A presente dissertação encontra-se organizada em duas partes. A Parte I compreende uma revisão da literatura sobre RSO e a sua relação com as atitudes de trabalho. A Parte II apresenta cinco estudos empíricos relacionados com esta questão e um capítulo final no qual se salientam as principais conclusões das pesquisas efectuadas, apontam as suas implicações teóricas e práticas, assim como sugestões de pesquisa futura. Este trabalho representa um importante esforço no sentido da compreensão de como as percepções acerca do envolvimento das organizações em práticas socialmente responsáveis se relacionam com as atitudes dos trabalhadores, tendo importantes contributos para as literaturas de RSO e de comportamento organizacional. Relativamente aos contributos teóricos...

The CISQ: a tool to measure staff involvement in and attitudes toward the implementation of a clinical information system.

Gugerty, B.; Wooldridge, P.; Brennan, M.
Fonte: American Medical Informatics Association Publicador: American Medical Informatics Association
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em //2000 EN
Relevância na Pesquisa
26.23%
The Clinical Information System Questionnaire (CISQ-15) is a new 15-item tool designed to measure staff involvement in and attitudes towards CIS implementations. It was developed during a clinical trial which tested the effects of a combined managerial and IT intervention on staff attitudes and patient outcomes. The CISQ-15 appears to have high construct validity and internal consistency, although further studies are needed. Such studies are under way, and an expanded 36-item version, the CISQ-36, is now being evaluated.

The Employability of Older Workers as Teleworkers: An Appraisal of Issues and an Empirical Study

Sharit, Joseph; Czaja, Sara J.; Hernandez, Mario A.; Nair, Sankaran N.
Fonte: PubMed Publicador: PubMed
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em //2009 EN
Relevância na Pesquisa
26.2%
The aging of the population and, concomitantly, of the workforce has a number of important implications for governments, businesses, and workers. In this article, we examine the prospects for the employability of older workers as home-based teleworkers. This alternative work could accommodate many of the needs and preferences of older workers and at the same time benefit organizations. However, before telework can be considered a viable work option for many older workers there are a number of issues to consider, including the ability of older workers to adapt to the technological demands that are typically associated with telework jobs and managerial attitudes about older workers and about telework. Through an integrated examination of these and other issues, our goal is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the challenges associated with employing older workers as teleworkers. We also present findings from a questionnaire study that assessed managers’ perceptions of worker attributes desirable for telework and how older workers compare to younger workers on these attributes. The sample included 314 managers with varying degrees of managerial experience from a large variety of companies in the United States. The results presented a mixed picture with respect to the employability of older workers as teleworkers...

A Multi-Level Approach to Predicting Community Addiction Treatment Attitudes About Contingency Management

Hartzler, Bryan; Donovan, Dennis; Tillotson, Carrie; Mongoue-Tchokote, Solange; Doyle, Suzanne; McCarty, Dennis
Fonte: PubMed Publicador: PubMed
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
EN
Relevância na Pesquisa
26.23%
Adoption of contingency management (CM) by the addiction treatment community is limited to date despite much evidence for its efficacy. This study examined systemic and idiographic staff predictors of CM adoption attitudes via archival data collected from treatment organizations affiliated with the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network. Multilevel modeling analyses evaluated potential predictors from organizational, treatment unit, and workforce surveys. Among these were individual and shared perceptions of staff concerning aspects of their clinic culture and climate. Modeling analyses identified three systemic predictors (clinic provision of opiate agonist services, national accreditation, lesser shared perception of workplace stress) and five idiographic predictors (staff with a graduate degree, longer service tenure, managerial position, e-communication facility, and openness to change in clinical procedures). Findings are discussed as they relate to extant literature on CM attitudes and established implementation science constructs, and their practical implications are discussed.

Takeover Threats and Managerial Myopia

Stein, Jeremy C.
Fonte: University of Chicago Press Publicador: University of Chicago Press
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
EN_US
Relevância na Pesquisa
26.2%
This paper examines the familiar argument that takeover pressure can be damaging because it leads managers to sacrifice long-term interests in order to boost current profits. If stockholders are imperfectly informed, temporarily low earnings may cause the stock to become undervalued, increasing the likelihood of a takeover at an unfavorable price; hence the managerial concern with current bottom line. The magnitude of the problem depends on a variety of factors, including the attitudes and beliefs o f shareholders, the extent to which corporate raiders have inside information, and the degree to which managers are concerned with retaining control of their firms.; Economics

Antecedents of Expatriates’ Organizational Citizenship Behavior: Expatriate Adjustment and Job Attitudes as Mediators and Cultural Similarity as the Moderator

Ercan, Seydahmet
Fonte: Universidade Rice Publicador: Universidade Rice
ENG
Relevância na Pesquisa
26.29%
Expatriates are important parts of transnational companies’ (TNC) foreign subsidiary staffing programs because TNCs heavily rely on expatriates to achieve coordination/control and knowledge transfer in their subsidiaries (Boyacigiller, 1990; Tan & Mahoney, 2006). Thus, expatriates’ job performance is an important factor directly contributing to the success of a subsidiary. Although research has focused on the effects of various dispositional and situational characteristics, job attitudes, and cross-cultural adjustment on expatriates’ task performance (e.g., managerial behaviors, Black & Porter, 1991; the Big Five, Dalton & Wilson, 2000), it underexplored the effects of these variables on expatriates’ OCB performance. Therefore, I aimed to fill this research gap by exploring the effects of various distal (e.g., Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, POS) and proximal (e.g., job satisfaction, work adjustment, organizational commitment) antecedents on expatriates’ OCB performance. In addition, I investigated the possible mediating effects of expatriate adjustment and job attitudes and moderating effect of perceived similarity of host-county culture (i.e., cultural novelty) on the relationship between expatriates’ OCB performance and its antecedents. In the pilot study...

Professionalism, social attitudes, and civil-military accountability in the United States Army Officer Corps, 1815-1846

Watson, Samuel Johnston
Fonte: Universidade Rice Publicador: Universidade Rice
Tipo: Thesis; Text Formato: 1607 p.; application/pdf
ENG
Relevância na Pesquisa
26.15%
This dissertation explores connections between occupation, class, and state formation, employing comparative and sociological perspectives previously neglected by historians of this topic in order to locate the officer corps more firmly in its social and cultural context. Officers were socialized in responsibility, gentility, and nationalism, closely connected attitudes which encouraged subordination to civilian political control. The ultimate source of this accountability was employment by the nation-state, which provided security in an increasingly unstable society. Officers responded by stressing order and national sovereignty in their peacekeeping duties in the nation's borderlands. Socialization and self-interest also made Jacksonian-era officers much less bellicose than they had been before 1820, which helped to keep the nation out of war with Britain during crises along the Canadian border, while the officer corps dutifully executed policies many of its members disagreed with or found distasteful, like Indian removal or the occupation of Texas. In the process, conflicts with local settlers and authorities reinforced officers' allegiance to the federal government. Army organization and caste structure were ultimately shaped more by subjective social influences like ideals of gentility and organizational phenomena like bureaucracy and careerism than by the needs of military function per se. This thesis provides a study of officers' mentalite...

Organisational culture and the use of work-life balance initiatives: Influence on work attitudes and work-life conflict

Webber, M.; Sarris, A.; Bessell, M.
Fonte: Australian Academic Press Publicador: Australian Academic Press
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em //2010 EN
Relevância na Pesquisa
26.44%
The study examined attitudes toward work-life balance (WLB) using survey data from 292 employees in an Australian university. Organisational culture, as it relates to how and when employees can use WLB initiatives, was investigated. In particular, the study examined employees' differing perceptions of organisational culture within a single organisation, with particular reference to: managerial support of WLB initiatives, career consequences of using WLB initiatives, organisational time expectations that may interfere with nonwork activities, and the level of employee control over workload and when employees can take time off. As predicted, perceptions of managerial support of WLB initiatives were related to initiative use; however, overall initiative use was not related to perceived career consequences (e.g. using initiatives will damage one's career progress), organisational time expectations (e.g., long working hours), or levels of employee control (e.g., employee control over workload). Results showed that perceptions of a supportive organisational culture were positively related to organisational commitment and negatively related to work-life conflict and employees' intentions to leave. Further, the study results show that employees' perception of organisational culture was more strongly associated with the outcomes (e.g....

The Impact of Consulting Services on Small and Medium Enterprises : Evidence from a Randomized Trial in Mexico

Bruhn, Miriam; Karlan, Dean; Schoar, Antoinette
Fonte: World Bank, Washington, DC Publicador: World Bank, Washington, DC
Tipo: Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper; Publications & Research
ENGLISH; EN_US
Relevância na Pesquisa
26.37%
Using a randomized evaluation with 432 Mexican small and medium enterprises, this paper shows that access to management consulting led to better firm performance: one-year results show positive effects on return-on-assets and total factor productivity. Owners also had large increases in "entrepreneurial spirit" (an entrepreneurs' managerial confidence index). Using Mexican social security data, the analysis finds a large increase in the number of employees and total wage bill several years after the program. The paper documents large heterogeneity in the specific managerial practices that improved as a result of the consulting, but there is no singular mechanism as a panacea for all firms.

Partnership effects in general practice: identification of clustering using intra-class correlation coefficients.

Ashworth, Mark; Armstrong, David
Fonte: PubMed Publicador: PubMed
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em /11/2003 EN
Relevância na Pesquisa
26.61%
Although most United Kingdom general practitioners (GPs) work together in a shared professional arrangement termed 'partnership', little is known about the nature of such partnerships. We report the results of a survey of 61 general practice partners in 15 group practices and their attitudes to prescribing and managerial issues related to participation in a commissioning group. Intra-class correlation coefficients (ICCs) were used to explore how these individually held attitudes clustered within groups. The low ICCs found for attitudes relating to prescribing issues suggested that GPs acted individually in this respect, while, in contrast, responses to managerial questions clustered strongly in partnerships, implying that managerial attitudes were more likely to be shared within partnerships. The ICC statistic is a useful tool for exploring homogeneity and heterogeneity within general practice partnerships.

Competências gerenciais dos coordenadores e orientadores do curso de graduação em administração de empresas : um estudo de caso na Universidade de Caxias do Sul

Silva, Maria Gorete Rodrigues da
Fonte: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul Publicador: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Tipo: Dissertação Formato: application/pdf
POR
Relevância na Pesquisa
26.5%
Entende-se que a profissionalização da gestão, através da identificação e desenvolvimento de competências gerenciais, é uma das formas de fazer frente às necessidades de mudanças nas instituições de ensino superior para que as mesmas consigam cumprir a missão institucional de produzir conhecimento e tomá-lo acessível, alcançando uma vantagem competitiva duradoura. O presente estudo realizado na Universidade de Caxias do Sul, instituição comunitária e regional, busca identificar as competências gerenciais dos coordenadores e orientadores do curso de Administração de Empresas, levando em consideração a importância do curso de graduação como uma das formas de tomar o conhecimento acessível ao corpo social. A identificação das competências gerenciais foi feita a partir de entrevistas semi-estruturadas com os coordenadores e orientadores no exercício da função e stakeholders: diretores de unidades de ensino, chefia de departamento e pró-reitoria de graduação e focus group, entrevista em grupo com alunos e professores. A investigação é exploratória, de natureza qualitativa. A estratégia de pesquisa usada foi estudo de caso. Fez-se uso da análise de conteúdo para a interpretação dos dados. Neste estudo foi avaliado o nível de preparo...

Commoditization in the lodging industry: examining the perceptions of hotel managers

Francis, Tiffany
Fonte: University of Delaware Publicador: University of Delaware
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado
Relevância na Pesquisa
26.15%
Beldona, Srikanth; The U.S. lodging industry is largely considered to be highly matured and intensely competitive to the extent that the lodging product itself is believed to be sliding down the path of commoditization. Commoditization as a phenomenon occurs when competing firms offer products and/or services that consumers deem as having limited differential attributes (Riemann, Schilke, & Thomas, 2009). Consumers and firms alike depend on price to indicate the differentiation between the offerings. This study examines perceptions of lodging executives regarding commoditization as well as evaluating operational /strategic initiatives being undertaken to negate the effects of commoditization. Adapted from previous research by Riemann, Schilke, and Thomas, this study examines the phenomenon based on the four dimensions of commoditization namely, product homogeneity, price sensitivity, switching cost, and industry stability. The value disciplines of operational excellence, product/service leadership, and customer intimacy have been determined as initiatives that seek to negate the effects of commoditization. The study further examines managerial perceptions’ on their firm’s implementation of these initiatives. Findings show that high price sensitivity is the strongest driver of commoditization as perceived by lodging executives. This was closely followed by low switching costs for consumers and product homogeneity at a distant third. Interestingly...

The Influence of Personal Values on Attitudes and Loyalty Stages; ; As Influências dos Valores Pessoais nas Atitudes e nas Fases da Lealdade

Henrique, Jorge Luiz; Programa de Pós-Graduação em Administração/Escola de Administração/Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul - PPGA/EA/UFRGS; Monteiro, Plinio Rafael Reis; Universidade FUMEC- Curso de Mestradoe Doutorado Acadêmico em Adminis
Fonte: Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina Publicador: Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
Tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/article; info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion; ; Survey; Modelagem de Equações Estruturais; Análise Multigrupos; Análise de Clusters; ANOVA; ; Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 26/08/2013 POR
Relevância na Pesquisa
36.32%
Although loyalty has been extensively investigated in the marketing discipline, there is a lack of attention to the relationship between personal values, loyalty and attitudes. Based on that, the objective of this study was to test the moderating role of personal values in the relationship between attitudes and loyalty tages from Oliver (1999). Data from a survey with 910 bank customers support the hypothesis that attitudes predicts loyalty, despite the structural model does not reveal statistically significant differences among customer clusters (self-promotional and selftranscending Hedonic). However, when comparing Loyalty means among segments, it can be noted that (i) the self-promotional and self-transcendent clusters were different at the cognitive and affective stages, and (ii) the self-promotional differed from the hedonic in the action stage. Finally we discuss the theoretical and managerial implications and provide suggestions for future research in the area.; ; http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-8077.2013v15n36p101 A lealdade é um tema bastante investigado no marketing, com pesquisas que avaliam como as diferenças entre consumidores (exemplo perfil demográfico) influenciam as fases da lealdade. Apesar disso, nota-se uma lacuna na investigação das relações entre valores pessoais...

Union effects on managerial and employee perceptions of employee relations in Britain

Bryson, Alex
Fonte: Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science Publicador: Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science
Tipo: Monograph; NonPeerReviewed Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em /04/2001 EN; EN
Relevância na Pesquisa
36.31%
This paper uses matched employer-employee data from the 1998 Workplace Employee Relations Survey (WERS98) to estimate influences on managerial and employee perceptions of the employee relations climate. Both the strength and direction of union effects differ according to the nature of the union and employer responses to it. Employee and employer perceptions of climate differ according to the strength of the union, bargaining arrangements adopted, and managerial attitudes to union membership. Employees'' perceptions of climate are also strongly associated with employees'' perceptions of union effectiveness.

Beyond lucky: measuring and modelling the impact of ‘probability control’ on risky choice

Agarwal, Shweta
Fonte: London School of Economics and Political Science Thesis Publicador: London School of Economics and Political Science Thesis
Tipo: Thesis; NonPeerReviewed Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em //2014 EN
Relevância na Pesquisa
26.55%
Managers frequently deal with risk by considering uncertainty as an element of the decision problem over which they can exert control — for example, lobbyists trying to exert influence over regulators or managers trying to mitigate Operational Risks related to human processes. This perspective that the probabilities of uncertain events are at times ‘mutable’ — i.e. subject to one’s influence — has an important and previously under-appreciated role in decision-making under risk. The present research, structured as a series of three papers, addresses this gap between theory and practice on the topic of ‘control’ from a descriptive, theoretical and prescriptive perspective. The descriptive paper discusses a novel empirical test of the behavioural effect of ‘control’ on risk taking. The key finding that control does not always enhance risk taking but, instead, has a moderating effect on attitudes to risk, extends insights from related research. Strong preference for exerting control to eliminate uncertainty is also revealed. Affective and cognitive interpretations of the findings are offered and their correspondence with managerial attitudes to risk taking is discussed. The theoretical paper builds on methods in Decision Analysis and Philosophy...

Japanese manufactures in the UK electronics sector: The impact of production systems on employee attitudes and behaviour.

Grant, David Stephen
Fonte: London School of Economics and Political Science Thesis Publicador: London School of Economics and Political Science Thesis
Tipo: Thesis; NonPeerReviewed Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em //1993 EN
Relevância na Pesquisa
26.15%
Recent research at Japanese manufacturers in the UK has tended to simply focus on their employee relations practices, arguing that where they operate effectively they result in a loyal and highly productive workforce. It often goes on to point out that there is a link between these practices and the companies' production systems, suggesting that employee relations practices are an integral part of the production system at a Japanese company. However, the research fails to adequately show the implications of this link. Its attempts to examine the issue have remained descriptive, devaluing its results and conclusions. This research remedies this deficiency. The research's central argument and findings are that production systems vary considerably between Japanese manufacturers in the UK and that contrary to popular belief some of these companies' production systems display serious shortcomings. It argues that employment relations practices at these companies though an integral part of their production systems are only one of several sets of characteristics necessary to the successful operation of the company. It is also important to consider a company's organizational structure and managerial effectiveness. Strengths and weaknesses in these other production system characteristics affect employee responses to a company's employment relations practices...

An assessment of community pharmacists’ attitudes towards professional practice in the Republic of Moldova

Cordina,Maria; Safta,Vladimir; Ciobanu,Ala; Sautenkova,Nina
Fonte: Pharmacy Practice (Internet) Publicador: Pharmacy Practice (Internet)
Tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/article; journal article; info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion Formato: text/html; application/pdf
Publicado em 01/03/2008 ENG
Relevância na Pesquisa
26.36%
Pharmacy in Moldova is undergoing a period of transition. The professional practice is adjusting to a market-oriented economy from the previous Soviet system. The pharmaceutical sector has been liberalised giving rise to a significant increase in the number of community pharmacies. This has led to some adverse effects on the profession of pharmacy with pharmacists having considerable difficulties fulfilling their professional aspirations and possibly losing confidence in further developing their professional role. Objective: To assess community pharmacists’ attitudes towards their professional practice and to determine their perceived competence in various pharmaceutical activities. Methods: A questionnaire which addressed managerial activities, dispensing activities, pharmaceutical care activities, inter-professional relationships, public health and competence was mailed to 600 community pharmacists who were asked to score the importance and perceived competence for each activity on a scale ranging from 0-5. In the case of pharmaceutical care activities, pharmacists were asked to score their degree of agreement or disagreement as to whether it is the responsibility of the pharmacist to engage in specific pharmaceutical care activities. Results: A total of 370 valid questionnaires were returned giving a response rate of 61.7%. Managerial and dispensing activities were scored the highest both in terms of perceived importance and competence. The more innovative pharmaceutical care activities scored relatively low. Overall scores relating to the importance of pharmacists engaging in public health activities appear to be the lowest of the entire questionnaire. Younger pharmacists between the ages of 22-30 obtained significantly higher scores with regards to the perceived pharmacist’s responsibility in engaging in various pharmaceutical care activities. Respondents who practiced in an accredited pharmacy scored higher in the majority of questions. Conclusion: Pharmacists in Moldova appear to be deeply rooted in the traditional approach to the practice of pharmacy pertaining mainly to distributive practice model and are somewhat distant from the other models of practice such as pharmaceutical care...

Experiencing a sense of calling: The influence of meaningful work on teachers' work attitudes

Willemse,Marietjie; Deacon,Elmari
Fonte: SA Journal of Industrial Psychology Publicador: SA Journal of Industrial Psychology
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
Publicado em 01/01/2015 EN
Relevância na Pesquisa
26.15%
ORIENTATION: Worldwide transformation and change in education has placed increased demands on teachers, which has resulted in teachers experiencing a potentially negative work attitude RESEARCH PURPOSE: The aim of this article was to expand the understanding of the relationship between a sense of calling, work attitude and meaningful work MOTIVATION FOR THE STUDY: The international community has rated the quality of education in South Africa as being substandard. Therefore, work attitudes and the impact of meaningful work in the current educational system was investigated RESEARCH APPROACH, DESIGN AND METHOD: A quantitative, cross-sectional survey was used with a representative sample of teachers in South Africa (N = 270). Data were gathered by means of questionnaires and analysed through structural equation modelling MAIN FINDINGS: A significant positive relationship was found between a sense of calling and work attitude. Meaningful work was found to mediate the relationship between a sense of calling and positive work attitude PRACTICAL/MANAGERIAL IMPLICATIONS: Retention of teachers displaying a positive work attitude as well as those finding meaning in their work is paramount. Communication pertaining to the broader mission and common goals of the Department of Education should transpire. Support and training should be provided and teachers should be allowed autonomy in a school atmosphere that is pleasant and disciplined CONTRIBUTION/VALUE-ADD: Sufficient support to enhance meaningful work may contribute to the delivery of quality education.