Today, many organizations have to change and even transform themselves much more than before. Schools, which are educational organizations, are also forced to change directly and indirectly with the effect of both internal and external factors. Studying the relatively new concept of 'change cynicism' by teachers and school administrators in school organizations that frequently experience the pressure of change and the variables affecting it can contribute to the field both in practice and theory. With this view, it was aimed in this study to examine the change cynicism levels of teachers and school administrators in vocational high schools and the demographic and personality characteristics affecting it. The research is in the correlational research design model and the study population consists of teachers and school administrators working in vocational high schools in the province of Isparta in the 2021/2022 academic year under the Ministry of National Education. In the study , the "Organizational Change Cynicism Scale" developed by Tülübaş and Göktürk (2021) and the "Positive-Negative Mood Scale" developed by Gençöz (2000) were used and data were collected from n=190 participants . T test, one-way and two-way analysis of variance and correlation analysis were used to analyze the relationships and effects between the variables . According to the findings of the study, a significant relationship was found between the organizational change cynicism levels of teachers and school administrators and the type of vocational high school they work in. In addition, it was observed that mood did not significantly predict change cynicism. These findings support the view that change cynicism may be a learned attitude rather than an innate trait. The research emphasizes the necessity of examining the organizational variables that may affect the level of change cynicism in school organizations in future studies.
Organizational change, organizational change cynicism, positive-negative mood