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The Relationship between the Perception of Meritocracy and Productivity of Education Staff of West Tehran


  • Payam Noor University, Department of Public Administration, Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Public Administration - Decision-making and Policy, Islamic Azad University, Kerman, Iran, Islamic Republic of


Background/ Objectives: This study was conducted with the aim of investigating the relationship between the perception of meritocracy and productivity of education staff of West Tehran. Methods/Statistical Analysis: The study population consisted of 516 education staff of West Tehran. According to the Morgan and Gorjsi, sample size included 217 education staff of West Tehran and sampling method is stratified sampling. Findings: To measure the perception of meritocracy, meritocracy standard questionnaire of Moslehi which contains 51 items and eight components (communication skills, decision-making, encourage, innovation and change, working relationships, leadership skills, professional skills, the use of positive capabilities of self and others and develop team activities) and to measure the productivity, the questionnaire of Hersey was used. According to supervisor view, validity of the questionnaire was approved and reliability was obtained by Cronbach’s alpha test for the perception of meritocracy 0.715 and for staff productivity 0.771. Data was described in the descriptive level by frequency, mean and standard deviation by tables and diagrams. Application/Improvement: To investigate the hypotheses, Pearson correlation coefficient was used. Results showed that there is a significant positive relationship between the perception of meritocracy and productivity of education staff in West Tehran.


Education, Perception of Meritocracy, Productivity, Staff.

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