DETERMINATION OF ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT LEVEL OF ACADEMICIANS WHO ARE WORKING AT A STATE UNIVERSITY

Abstract

Author(s): Ferda ALPER AY Hatice ULUSOY Nurperihan TOSUN

The aim of this study is to determine organizational commitment level of academicians who are working at a state university. The universe of this descriptive study comprised all academicians at the University and the sample consisted of 261 of them. Personal information form and “Organizational Commitment Scale" were used for data collection. Data collected between April - June 2012. The mean scores of organizational commitment was X?=3,06 for the university and X 3,14 for their department. It was found that there was a strong correlation between the commitment level of participants and their department and the university. It was also found that as their satisfaction from their job, their department and the university increased the commitment level was also increased (p<0,05). Conclusion: Organizational commitment level of the academicians was found to be at medium level. The commitment level of the academicians to their departments were significantly higher than the university. As age and working experiences increased academicians’ affective commitment level to the university and their department were also increased

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