The importance of an explicit, shared school vision for teacher commitment

Ester Moraal*, Cor Suhre, Klaas van Veen

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This study investigated the relationship of different explicit school visions and the presence of a shared school vision among teachers with teachers’ personal commitment to their work. Multilevel analyses of four types of schools show that teachers in schools with an explicit school vision more strongly share the school vision and this shared vision is positively related to their affective and normative commitment. The practical implications of this are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number104387
Number of pages9
JournalTeaching and Teacher Education
Early online date29-Oct-2023
Publication statusPublished - Jan-2024


  • Affective commitment
  • Continuance commitment
  • Explicit school vision
  • Normative commitment
  • Shared school vision

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