The impact of schools as learning organisations on teachers’ self-efficacy and job satisfaction : a cross-country analysis

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Original languageEnglish
Journal / PublicationSchool Effectiveness and School Improvement
Online published4 Apr 2023
Publication statusOnline published - 4 Apr 2023


For 3 decades, policymakers, educators, and scholars have been appealed to the promises of the learning organisation concept. Drawing from the last Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS 2018), this paper is the first to use a large-scale cross-country survey to assess the robustness of the relationship between schools operating as learning organisations and teachers’ outcomes, a pivotal question for school improvement and effectiveness. Multiple regression analysis highlights that the factors underpinning a school as a learning organisation (namely, culture of inquiry, shared vision, growing leadership, lower professional learning barriers, and teamwork) have a positive impact on teachers’ job satisfaction and self-efficacy. Policymakers, school staff, and other education stakeholders can use these findings as supporting evidence to engage with the learning organisation concept. Indeed, in times of increased strain on teachers across the globe, becoming a learning organisation can prove a vital shield against deteriorating teachers’ wellbeing. © 2023 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

Research Area(s)

  • School as a learning organisation, school improvement, school management, TALIS data, teacher job satisfaction, teacher self-efficacy