2007 - Semra GÜNEY,Çisil AKALIN,Arzu İLSEV -
Özet:Perceived organizational support is the belief that employees form concerning the extent to which the organization values their contributions and cares about their well-being. When employees feel that their organization is ready to reward their efforts and fulfill their socioemotional needs, they reciprocate this favorable treatment with affective commitment. An individual’s self-esteem, formed around work and organizational experiences, is expected to influence such an organization-employee exchange. The main goal of this study is to investigate the relationship between perceived organizational support and affective organizational commitment as well as the moderating role of organization-based self-esteem in this relationship. Participants of the research were 205 doctors and nurses from one public and three private hospitals in Bursa. The short version of Survey of Perceived Organizational Support (Eisenberger et al., 1997), Organization-Based Self-Esteem Scale (Pierce et al., 1989) and Affective Commitment Scale (Meyer, Allen & Smith, 1993) were used for measurement. The study provides evidence that perceived organizational support has a significant positive effect on affective commitment. Organization-based self-esteem was also found to have a positive impact on affective commitment, although its expected moderator role was not supported.
Anahtar Kelime:Keywords: Perceived organizational support, affective commitment, organization-based self-esteem,