Author(s): H. Tezcan UYSAL, Mehmet Selami YILDIZ

Analyzing the psychological states of employees, the work psychology is a discipline that searches out the reasons and the solutions of psychic problems. This discipline evaluates the effects of mental disorders in the sense of entire organization. Organizational cynicism is also one of these effects. The organizational cynicism is employees to have negative feelings such as anger, rage and despair against the organization they worked in. When the objectives and purposes of the organization are considered, cynicism is an effectual factor in many respects notably social and economic. Especially the change in the personal performances of the cynic individuals and in parallel with that, the performance losses in the result of the development of psychological interaction among employees is important problems for the organizations.

The purpose of this study is putting forth the effect of work psychology on the organizational cynicism and determining the change in employee’s performance created by the occurrence of cynicism. In parallel with this purpose, a research was done concerning the employees worked in the micro-sized SMEs. In the conducted research, five factors under work psychology were associated with organizational cynicism and three factors under organizational cynicism were associated with the employee’s performance, and totally ten hypotheses were generated. In the result of the regression analyses made concerning the hypotheses, it was determined that the factors of organizational commitment, organizational motivation and work satisfaction, which were analysed under the work psychology, had decreased the cynicism and the factors of organizational stress and intent to leave had increased the organizational cynicism. And it was determined that these changes in the organizational cynicism gave reason for an important decrease on the employee’s performance.


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