Teachers’ Interpersonal Forgiveness (IF) and perceived satisfaction in Relationship with Colleagues, Management and Students: A Co-relational Mediation Model Study
Interpersonal Forgiveness (IF) is gaining attention of researchers for sustained relationships at workplace, this made it essential to study its impact in educational set-up. This study examines (1) the linkage between teachers’ Interpersonal Forgiveness (IF) and relationship satisfaction with Colleagues, management and Students, (2) mediating effect of Colleagues Relationship Satisfaction (CRS) between Interpersonal Forgiveness (IF) and Teacher-Student Relation Satisfaction (TSR). Using quantitative approach, random sampling technique, data was collected from 203 primary teachers. SPSS and PLS-SEM were employed for data analyses. The findings revealed significant positive connection between IF and relationship satisfaction with Colleagues and Management. However, the result showed that direct connection of Teachers’ Interpersonal Forgiveness (IF) with Teacher Students’ Relation Satisfaction (TSR) was insignificant, but the connection was positive and strong in presence of mediator ‘Colleagues Relationship Satisfaction (CRS)’. This study highlights the importance of interpersonal forgiveness and recommend forgiveness intervention for primary school teachers required to work together with colleague and young children with satisfaction
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