African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4131

Full Length Research Paper

The relation between organizational trust, organizational support and organizational commitment

EGRIBOYUN Dursun
  • EGRIBOYUN Dursun
  • Turkish Land Forces? Training and Doctrine Command (EDOK), Turkey.
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  •  Received: 31 October 2014
  •  Accepted: 10 February 2015
  •  Published: 28 February 2015

Abstract

Organizations are bodies composed of people who gather in order to reach specific objectives. This situation prompts the organizations to produce people oriented policies and increase the interest in the subject of organizational commitment. However, there are not much academic studies in Turkey on organizational commitment. The general objective of this research was to assess the relationship between organizational trust, organizational support and organizational commitment of administrators/teachers. The participants of this research were administrators/teachers who are employed in the secondary education schools in the provincial centre of Bolu, Turkey. The sample was not taken in the research and it was worked on all universe. This research is in the form of a relational screening model and was both descriptive and explanatory in terms of aim. 601 usable surveys were gathered for this research using three scales. The explanation of the relation between the organizational trust, organizational support and organizational commitment levels of the teachers and administrators with a mathematical model has been realized via multiple linear regression analysis and in the analyses enter method has been used. When the variance analysis regarding the perceptions of the administrators and teachers about organizational trust, organizational support and organizational commitment is inspected, the organizational commitments of the administrators and teachers exhibit a meaningful difference according to the joint impact of organizational trust and organizational support. The multiple linear regression model calculated has been also supported by LISREL software. According to the findings obtained as a result of the studies carried out within this framework, it is concluded that organizational trust and organizational support are the most substantial factors that affect the organizational commitment. In accordance with the findings of this research, it can be stated that organizational trust and organizational commitment of the administrators/teachers will be stronger when they feel that their organizations are supportive and bound up in them.

 

Key words: Organizational trust, organizational support and organizational commitment.