2014 - Ahmet Yaşar DEMİRKOL -
Özet:Educational organizations are social and open systems that have predetermined goals; they coordinate activities and interact with the environment to achieve these goals (Daft, 2004). Because organizations have predetermined goals and objectives set by people, the human factor is an indispensable part of the organization. For the continuity and compatibility of the organization it is very important what this factor feels and thinks, how they behave, and whether or not they are efficient. Structure, management, leadership, authority, communication, human relations, organizational behaviors, and many other factors related to organizational life show differences from one organization to another. The concept differentiating organizations from each other and affecting them in all conditions is organizational culture (Torun, 2012). Different metaphors have been developed to explain the structures and functions of organizations in addition to theories and models. These include machine, organism, brain, and culture metaphors (Alvesson, 2002). Organizational culture also includes dimensions like leadership, motivation, and organizational commitment. Organizational commitment plays an important role on the efficiency and effectiveness of organizations; there are personal, organizational, and environmental factors that affect organizational commitment. Researches in this field show that managers can influence these factors and increase the commitment of employees towards their organization (Durna & Eren, 2005).
Anahtar Kelime:Organizational commitment, Affective commitment, Continuance commitment, Normative commitment, Vocational education