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Teachers: Emotional Intelligence, Job Satisfaction, and Organizational Commitment  

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Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between emotional intelligence and job satisfaction, between emotional intelligence and organizational commitment, and between job satisfaction and organizational commitment among high-school English teachers. Furthermore, the study aims to examine the role of gender and age in…

Anari, Nahid Naderi

2012-01-01

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Impact of Satisfaction and Commitment on Teachers' Organizational Citizenship  

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This study examined the impact of job satisfaction and organizational commitment on teachers' organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) in a structural equation model. The study was employed to a group of teachers and their supervisors. The results indicated that job satisfaction and commitment to the school had an impact on OCBs of the teachers…

Sesen, Harun; Basim, Nejat H.

2012-01-01

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Organizational commitment, job satisfaction, and turnover among psychiatric technicians  

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Studied changes across time in measures of organizational commitment and job satisfaction as each related to subsequent turnover among 60 recently employed psychiatric technician trainees. A longitudinal study across a 101\\/2-mo period was conducted, with attitude measures (Organizational Commitment Questionnaire and Job Descriptive Index) collected at 4 points in time. Results of a discriminant analysis indicate that significant relationships existed

Lyman W. Porter; Richard M. Steers; Richard T. Mowday; Paul V. Boulian

1974-01-01

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The Relationship of Organizational Commitment and Superintendent Job Satisfaction  

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The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between superintendent job satisfaction and organizational commitment. Surveys were sent electronically to superintendents (N = 470) of Texas mid-size schools to collect data to test for relationships of variables and constructs associated with job satisfaction and components of…

Williams, Todd

2012-01-01

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A multidimensional analysis of ethical climate, job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and organizational citizenship behaviors.  

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The high turnover of nurses has become a global problem. Several studies have proposed that nurses' perceptions of the ethical climate of their organization are related to higher job satisfaction and organizational commitment and thus lead to higher organizational citizenship behaviors. This study uses hierarchical regression to understand which types of ethical climate, facets of job satisfaction, and the three components of organizational commitment influence different dimensions of organizational citizenship behaviors. Questionnaires were distributed to 450 nurses, and 352 usable questionnaires were returned. The findings of the article suggest that hospitals can increase organizational citizenship behaviors by influencing an organization's ethical climate, job satisfaction, and organizational commitment. Hospital administrators can foster within organizations, the climate types of caring, law and code and rules climate, satisfaction with coworkers, and affective commitment and normative commitment that increase organizational citizenship behavior, while preventing organizations from developing the type of instrumental climate and continuance commitment that decreases it. PMID:22753457

Huang, Chun-Chen; You, Ching-Sing; Tsai, Ming-Tien

2012-07-01

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The Relationship between Diversity Training, Organizational Commitment, and Career Satisfaction  

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the association between employees' perceptions of diversity training (DT) existence and effectiveness with organizational commitment (OC), and career satisfaction (CS). Design/methodology/approach: The analyses in this paper utilize survey data collected between 2006 and 2007 from over 11,000…

Yap, Margaret; Holmes, Mark Robert; Hannan, Charity-Ann; Cukier, Wendy

2010-01-01

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The Effect of Supportive Organizational Leadership, Organizational Socialization, and Satisfaction with Supervision on Turnover as Mediated by Organizational Commitment and Job Satisfaction in Faculty  

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This study utilized a predictive, multivariate research design to test the relationship between three independent variables--supportive organizational leadership, organizational socialization, and satisfaction with supervision--and the dependent variable--turnover intent--as mediated by organizational commitment and job satisfaction. The…

Lowhorn, Greg L.

2009-01-01

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Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment as Predictors of Organizational Citizenship and In-Role Behaviors  

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Previous organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) research (a) has not demonstrated that extra-role behaviors can be distinguished empirically from in-role activities, and (b) has not examined the relative contributions of components ofjob satisfaction a nd organizational commitment to the performance of OCBs. Factor analysis of survey data from 127 employees' supervisors supported the distinction between in-role behaviors and two forms of

Larry J. Williams; Stella E. Anderson

1991-01-01

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Job and organizational determinants of nursing home employee commitment, job satisfaction and intent to turnover.  

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The purpose of this study was to examine whether job characteristics, the work environment, participation in quality improvement activities and facility quality improvement environment predicted employee commitment and job satisfaction in nursing homes, and whether those same predictors and commitment and satisfaction predicted turnover intention. A total of 6,584 nursing home employees from 76 nursing homes in a midwestern state participated. A self-administered questionnaire was used to collect the data. The results supported the hypotheses that job and organizational factors predicted commitment and satisfaction while commitment and satisfaction predicted turnover intentions. The implications for retaining nursing home employees are discussed. PMID:16253944

Karsh, B; Booske, B C; Sainfort, F

2005-08-15

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Leadership, Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment in Healthcare Sector: Proposing and Testing a Model  

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Conflict of interest: none declared. Introduction Employees’ job satisfaction and commitment depends upon the leadership style of managers. This study clarifies further the relationships between leadership behaviors of managers and two employees’ work-related attitudes-job satisfaction and organizational at public hospitals in Iran. A better understanding of these issues and their relationships can pinpoint better strategies for recruiting, promotion, and training of future hospital managers and employees, particularly in Iran but perhaps in other societies as well. Methods This cross-sectional study was conducted using self-administered questionnaires distributed among 814 hospital employees and managers through a stratified random sampling. Results and discussion The dominant leadership style of hospital managers was participative style. Hospital employees were moderately satisfied with their jobs and committed to their organization. Salaries, benefits, promotion, contingent rewards, interpersonal relationships and working conditions were the best predictors of job satisfaction among hospitals employees. Leadership, job satisfaction and commitment were closely interrelated. The leadership behavior of managers explained 28% and 20% of the variations in job satisfaction and organizational commitment respectively. Conclusion This study clarifies the causal relations of job satisfaction and commitment, and highlights the crucial role of leadership in employees’ job satisfaction and commitment. Nevertheless, participative management is not always a good leadership style. Managers should select the best leadership style according to the organizational culture and employees’ organizational maturity. PMID:24082837

Mosadeghrad, Ali Mohammad; Ferdosi, Masoud

2013-01-01

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Relationships between Educators' Organizational Commitment, Job Satisfaction, and Administrators' Gender  

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The purpose of this quantitative, causal-comparative study was to examine the differences between teachers' mean job satisfaction scores based on the administrators' gender and examine the relationship between the administrators' gender and teachers' organizational commitment plans in Tennessee middle schools. Job satisfaction

Potter, Stephanie Litton

2012-01-01

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Transformational Leadership, Organizational Commitment, and Job Satisfaction: A Comparative Study of Kenyan and U.S. Financial Firms  

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This study explores the nature of the relationship between transformational leadership and two work-related attitudes, organizational commitment and job satisfaction, by comparing Kenya and the United States. The results show that transformational leadership has a strong and positive effect on organizational commitment and job satisfaction in both…

Walumbwa, Fred O.; Orwa, Bani; Wang, Peng; Lawler, John J.

2005-01-01

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Effects of job rotation and role stress among nurses on job satisfaction and organizational commitment  

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Background The motivation for this study was to investigate how role stress among nurses could affect their job satisfaction and organizational commitment, and whether the job rotation system might encourage nurses to understand, relate to and share the vision of the organization, consequently increasing their job satisfaction and stimulating them to willingly remain in their jobs and commit themselves to the organization. Despite the fact that there have been plenty of studies on job satisfaction, none was specifically addressed to integrate the relational model of job rotation, role stress, job satisfaction, and organizational commitment among nurses. Methods With top managerial hospital administration's consent, questionnaires were only distributed to those nurses who had had job rotation experience. 650 copies of the questionnaire in two large and influential hospitals in southern Taiwan were distributed, among which 532 valid copies were retrieved with a response rate of 81.8%. Finally, the SPSS 11.0 and LISREL 8.54 (Linear Structural Relationship Model) statistical software packages were used for data analysis and processing. Results According to the nurses' views, the findings are as follows: (1) job rotation among nurses could have an effect on their job satisfaction; (2) job rotation could have an effect on organizational commitment; (3) job satisfaction could have a positive effect on organizational commitment; (4) role stress among nurses could have a negative effect on their job satisfaction; and (5) role stress could have a negative effect on their organizational commitment. Conclusion As a practical and excellent strategy for manpower utilization, a hospital could promote the benefits of job rotation to both individuals and the hospital while implementing job rotation periodically and fairly. And when a medical organization attempts to enhance nurses' commitment to the organization, the findings suggest that reduction of role ambiguity in role stress has the best effect on enhancing nurses' organizational commitment. The ultimate goal is to increase nurses' job satisfaction and encourage them to stay in their career. This would avoid the vicious circle of high turnover, which is wasteful of the organization's valuable human resources. PMID:19138390

Ho, Wen-Hsien; Chang, Ching Sheng; Shih, Ying-Ling; Liang, Rong-Da

2009-01-01

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Ethical Climate, Organizational Commitment, and Job Satisfaction of Full-Time Faculty Members  

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The purpose of this quantitative study was to better understand the relationship of perceived ethical climate on the organizational commitment and job satisfaction of full-time faculty members in institutions of higher education. Full-time faculty members are the forefront employees of any educational institution, and they have a direct impact on…

Moore, Heather Louise

2012-01-01

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Measuring the learning organization culture, organizational commitment and job satisfaction in the Lebanese banking sector  

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The growing interest developed around the learning organization concept and its impact on work-related outcomes in the West has not been matched yet in other parts of the world. The purpose of this quantitative study was to identify the relationships among the learning organization culture, employee job satisfaction and organizational commitment in the Lebanese banking sector. Results showed positive and

Khalil M. Dirani

2009-01-01

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Relationships among Organizational Commitment, Job Satisfaction, and Learning Organization Culture in One Korean Private Organization  

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The purpose of this study is to identify dynamic relationships among organizational commitment, job satisfaction, and learning organization culture in a Korean private company. Using a sample of 669 employees from five subsidiaries of a Korean conglomerate, this research found that learning organization culture is moderately and positively related…

Lim, Taejo

2010-01-01

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Group cohesion and organizational commitment: protective factors for nurse residents' job satisfaction, compassion fatigue, compassion satisfaction, and burnout.  

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Stress can have detrimental effects on nurse residents' levels of job satisfaction, compassion, fatigue, and burnout. This can lead to high turnover rates and poor quality of care among novice nurses. Therefore, it is critical to identify protective factors to prevent the onset of negative nurse outcomes (compassion fatigue, burnout, and job dissatisfaction) and to promote positive nurse outcomes (job satisfaction, compassion satisfaction). This study aimed to determine whether factors such as group cohesion and organizational commitment would be protective and moderate the association between stress exposure and posttraumatic stress symptoms and other negative nurse outcomes, thus facilitating positive outcomes. Findings showed that group cohesion was effective in moderating the negative effects of current stress exposure and posttraumatic stress symptoms on negative nurse outcomes, specifically on increased compassion fatigue and burnout, and reduced compassion satisfaction. In addition, organizational commitment was determined to promote positive nurse outcomes such as job satisfaction and compassion satisfaction. The study findings are promising, as retention of quality nurses is a significant problem for hospitals. Nurse managers and hospital administrators should be aware of the benefits of group cohesion and organizational commitment and strive to make the promotion of these factors a priority. PMID:24503320

Li, Angela; Early, Sean F; Mahrer, Nicole E; Klaristenfeld, Jessica L; Gold, Jeffrey I

2014-01-01

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The relationship between commitment and organizational culture, subculture, leadership style and job satisfaction in organizational change and development  

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The concept of organizational commitment has been examined extensively in organizational literature, yet the relationships between organizational culture, subculture and commitment have received little attention so far. Acknowledging the complexity and the multifaceted nature of antecedents involved in organizational commitment, it is still necessary to understand the dynamics of relationships between these variables. It was found that organizational subculture was

Peter Lok; John Crawford

1999-01-01

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Organizational commitment of military physicians.  

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An individual's loyalty or bond to his or her employing organization, referred to as organizational commitment, influences various organizational outcomes such as employee motivation, job satisfaction, performance, accomplishment of organizational goals, employee turnover, and absenteeism. Therefore, as in other sectors, employee commitment is crucial also in the healthcare market. This study investigates the effects of organizational factors and personal characteristics on organizational commitment of military physicians using structural equation modeling (SEM) on a self-report, cross-sectional survey that consisted of 635 physicians working in the 2 biggest military hospitals in Turkey. The results of this study indicate that professional commitment and organizational incentives contribute positively to organizational commitment, whereas conflict with organizational goals makes a significantly negative contribution to it. These results might help develop strategies to increase employee commitment, especially in healthcare organizations, because job-related factors have been found to possess greater impact on organizational commitment than personal characteristics. PMID:19780367

Demir, Cesim; Sahin, Bayram; Teke, Kadir; Ucar, Muharrem; Kursun, Olcay

2009-09-01

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Communication Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment: A Study in Three Guatemalan Organizations  

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The main purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between organizational communication and organizational commitment in Guatemala. To investigate these areas, three different organizations were studied: 1) a ...

Varona, Federico

1991-06-27

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The Relationship of Leadership Style of the Department Head to Nursing Faculty Professional Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment  

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The purpose of this research was to determine if there was a relationship between the leadership style of the nursing department head and the level of professional satisfaction and organizational commitment by nursing faculty members. The survey instrument was a self-constructed four point Likert scale designed by the researcher to determine the…

Byrne, Daria McConnell

2011-01-01

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Job and organizational determinants of nursing home employee commitment, job satisfaction and intent to turnover  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to examine whether job characteristics, the work environment, participation in quality improvement activities and facility quality improvement environment predicted employee commitment and job satisfaction in nursing homes, and whether those same predictors and commitment and satisfaction predicted turnover intention. A total of 6584 nursing home employees from 76 nursing homes in a midwestern state

B. Karsh; B. C. Booske; F. Sainfort

2005-01-01

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Predictors of Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment in Human Service Organizations.  

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A study of 319 human service organization workers was used to analyze the effects of multiple predictors (job, organization, and worker characteristics) on job satisfaction and commitment. Results show that skill variety and role ambiguity are the best predictors of satisfaction, while leadership and the organization's age are the best predictors…

Glisson, Charles; Durick, Mark

1988-01-01

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The Effect of Internal Marketing on Organizational Commitment: Job Involvement and Job Satisfaction as Mediators  

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Purpose: After reviewing previous research, this study found that few school or educational studies have simultaneously explored both internal marketing and organizational commitment, and of those that have, only direct effects were examined. This study clarifies the relationship between school organization's internal marketing and teachers'…

Ting, Shueh-Chin

2011-01-01

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Organizational culture and job satisfaction  

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This empirical investigation examines the impact of organizational culture types on job satisfaction in a survey of marketing professionals in a cross-section of firms in the USA. Cameron and Freeman’s (1991) model of organizational cultures comprising of clan, adhocracy, hierarchy, and market was utilized as the conceptual framework for analysis. The results indicate that job satisfaction levels varied across corporate

Daulatram B. Lund

2003-01-01

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Predicting Organizational Commitment from Organizational Culture in Turkish Primary Schools  

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This study aims to describe organizational culture and commitment and to predict organizational commitment from organizational culture in Turkish primary schools. Organizational Culture Scale (Ipek "1999") and Organizational Commitment Scale (Balay "2000") were used in the data gathering process. The data were collected from 415 primary teachers…

Ipek, Cemalettin

2010-01-01

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Idiosyncratic Deals and Organizational Commitment  

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This article examines the relationship between idiosyncratic deals and organizational commitment. In particular, it examines how two individual differences which reflect self-worth (core self-evaluations and age) moderate that relationship. We predicted that employees with feelings of high self-worth will expect and will feel entitled to these…

Ng, Thomas W. H.; Feldman, Daniel C.

2010-01-01

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The Effect of School Principals' Leadership Styles on Teachers' Organizational Commitment and Job Satisfaction  

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Researchers have conducted a number of studies in order to demonstrate the effects of leadership styles on school outcomes. In these research studies, particularly, the full range of leadership styles have been used. The impact of transformational leadership, transactional leadership and laissez faire stated in this model on job satisfaction and…

Aydin, Ayhan; Sarier, Yilmaz; Uysal, Sengul

2013-01-01

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Assessing the Relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Organizational Commitment among Early Childhood Educators  

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The purpose of this quantitative study was to assess the relationship between emotional intelligence and organizational commitment among early childhood educators. Organizational commitment and its established precursor, job satisfaction, have gained relevance because turnover within early childhood education has fluctuated between 25% and 40% for…

Shepherd-Osborne, Tracie

2009-01-01

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The effect of organisational culture and leadership style on job satisfaction and organisational commitment : A cross-national comparison  

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This study examined the effects of organisational culture and leadership styles on job satisfaction and organisational commitment in samples of Hong Kong and Australian managers. Statistically significant differences between the two samples were found for measures of innovative and supportive organizational cultures, job satisfaction and organizational commitment, with the Australian sample having higher mean scores on all these variables. However,

Peter Lok; John Crawford

2004-01-01

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The Effects of Organizational Training on Organizational Commitment  

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This empirical study investigated the impact of organizational training on employee commitment focusing on employees' emotional and affective responses towards their organization. Organizational training is conceptualized within a multidimensional framework consisting of motivation for training, access to training, benefits from training and…

Bulut, Cagri; Culha, Osman

2010-01-01

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Inductions buffer nurses' job stress, health and organizational commitment.  

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Abstract Nurses suffer disproportionate levels of stress and are at risk of sickness-absence and turnover intentions but there is a lack of research clarifying preventions. This study investigated the impact of inductions (job preparation courses) about mental health for nurses' job stress, general health and organizational commitment. Data from 6,656 nurses were analyzed using structural equation modeling (SEM), showing that mental health inductions increase nurses' job satisfaction, which reduces their occupational stress and improves their health. SEM showed that these occupational health benefits increase the nurses' commitment to the organization. Job satisfaction (feeling valued, rewarded) also had a direct effect on nurses' intentions to continue working for the organization. Mental health inductions are therefore beneficial beyond job performance: they increase occupational health in the nursing profession. PMID:24971576

Kamau, Caroline; Medisauskaite, Asta; Lopes, Barbara

2014-06-27

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Sustain our organizational commitment to efficiency and effectiveness through careful  

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. Innovate through an organizational culture that emphasizes continuous learning for our staff and utilizesTop Value Sustain our organizational commitment to efficiency and effectiveness through careful

Benos, Panayiotis "Takis"

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Physical Education Teachers' Organizational Commitment  

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The aim of this study was to determine physical education teachers' organizational commitment levels. The sample consisted of 204 physical education teachers working in the city center of Konya in the 2011 to 2012 academic year. The respondents were randomly selected in this research. Data collected for this research by using the Scale for…

Demir, Hayri

2013-01-01

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Organizational commitment among public service employees  

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] role in relation to these goals and values and to the organization for its own sake, apart from its purely instrumental worth [to the individual]" (Buchanan, 1974b, p. 533). Porter and his associates (Mowday et al. , 1979, 1982; Porter et al..., such as autonomy, challenge, and feedback, influence organizational commitment (Buchanan, 1974b; Flynn & Solomon, 1985; Hackman & Lawler, 1971; Hackman & Oldham, 1976; Hall & Schneider, 1972; Mathieu & Zajak, 1990; Morris & Sherman, 1981; Porter & Steers, 1973...

Young, Brian Scott

1993-01-01

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Teacher Commitment and Job Satisfaction: Which Comes First?  

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The purpose of this study was to examine the causal relationship between teacher commitment to the school organization and job satisfaction in a model of teacher commitment using longitudinal career ladder data. Two focal measures (commitment and satisfaction) and demographic predictors from 854 teachers were analyzed for this study. Cross-lagged…

Shin, Hyun-Seok; Reyes, Pedro

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The contribution of corporate social responsibility to organizational commitment  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigates the relationship between organizational commitment and employee perceptions of corporate social responsibility (CSR) within a model that draws on social identity theory. Specifically, we examine the impact of three aspects of socially responsible behaviour on organizational commitment: employee perceptions of corporate social responsibility in the community, procedural justice in the organization and the provision of employee training.

Stephen Brammer; Andrew Millington; Bruce Rayton

2007-01-01

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Managing Organizational Change and Commitment in a Global IT Company  

Microsoft Academic Search

The main objective of this study is to investigate how the employee commitment to a change and the implementation quality affect achieving the goals and succeeding in an organizational change initiative. The secondary objective is to identify factors hindering the commitment of the employees to changes. The study is conducted in two parts in a large information technology company providing

Jukka-Pekka Kauppinen; Hannu Kivijärvi; Jari M. Talvinen

2011-01-01

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Bases of social power, leadership styles, and organizational commitment.  

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Affective organizational commitment reflects the extent to which organizational members are loyal and willing to work toward organizational objectives (Meyer & Allen, 1997). In particular, affective organizational commitment holds very important implications at all organizational levels (e.g., turnover rates, performance, and citizenship behavior). Whereas previous research has evinced the positive influence of transformational and charismatic leadership styles on affective commitment toward the organization (Bass & Avolio, 1994), little is known with regard to the nature of this relationship. In line with the interpersonal power/interaction model, the present investigation aimed to investigate the mechanism at play between transformational leadership style and affective organizational commitment. Specifically, we hypothesized that transformational leadership style would increase affective organizational commitment through its effect on willingness to comply with soft bases of power. In two studies, we subjected the foregoing hypotheses to empirical scrutiny. In Study 1, the proposed mediation model was empirically supported with Italian employees in the public sector. Attesting to the robustness of our findings, Study 2 replicated the findings of Study 1 with Italian employees from the public and private sectors. In addition, Study 2 replicated Study 1 using a different measure of transformational leadership. Both Study 1 and Study 2 provided results consistent with our hypotheses. Specifically, the present paper reports empirical evidence that (1) the more participants report having a transformational leader, the more willing they become to comply with soft (but not harsh) power bases, (2) in turn, greater willingness to comply with soft (but not harsh) power bases increases one's affective organizational commitment. These findings provide additional support for the interpersonal power/interaction model and pave the way for new research directions. PMID:23072507

Pierro, Antonio; Raven, Bertram H; Amato, Clara; Bélanger, Jocelyn J

2013-01-01

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Voluntary Organizations: Commitment, Leadership, and Organizational Effectiveness  

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Voluntary organizations offer a unique opportunity to interpret participant relationships, leadership influences, and organizational effectiveness unencumbered by employment relationships. Regardless of organizational structure or purpose, all organizations are affected to some degree by their leadership and their membership. Based on the…

Ekeland, Terry P.

2004-01-01

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Learning organizations, internal marketing, and organizational commitment in hospitals  

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Background Knowledge capital is becoming more important to healthcare establishments, especially for hospitals that are facing changing societal and industrial patterns. Hospital staff must engage in a process of continual learning to improve their healthcare skills and provide a superior service to their patients. Internal marketing helps hospital administrators to improve the quality of service provided by nursing staff to their patients and allows hospitals to build a learning culture and enhance the organizational commitment of its nursing staff. Our empirical study provides nursing managers with a tool to allow them to initiate a change in the attitudes of nurses towards work, by constructing a new ‘learning organization’ and using effective internal marketing. Methods A cross-sectional design was employed. Two hundred questionnaires were distributed to nurses working in either a medical centre or a regional hospital in Taichung City, Taiwan, and 114 valid questionnaires were returned (response rate: 57%). The entire process of distribution and returns was completed between 1 October and 31 October 2009. Hypothesis testing was conducted using structural equation modelling. Results A significant positive correlation was found between the existence of a ‘learning organization’, internal marketing, and organizational commitment. Internal marketing was a mediator between creating a learning organization and organizational commitment. Conclusion Nursing managers may be able to apply the creation of a learning organization to strategies that can strengthen employee organizational commitment. Further, when promoting the creation of a learning organization, managers can coordinate their internal marketing practices to enhance the organizational commitment of nurses. PMID:24708601

2014-01-01

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Race, Separatist Ideology, and Organizational Commitment.  

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Examines how race, separatist ideology, and interracial contact affect career commitment within an integrated organization, the U.S. Army. Findings suggest that when individual behavioral preferences regarding race conflict with an institutional policy of integration, commitment is lessened. (Author/RM)

Butler, John Sibley; Holmes, Malcolm D.

1984-01-01

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The Impact of Organizational Learning Capacity from the Socio-Cognitive Perspective on Organizational Commitment  

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This study is to examine the impact of organizational learning on affective commitment in Korea. In particular, this study addressed the importance of organizational learning as an HRD strategy from the socio-cognitive perspective. Data were collected from four large companies located in the area of Seoul, South Korea. There were 233 usable…

Cho, Daeyeon; Eum, WonSun Jini; Lee, Kyung Ho

2013-01-01

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Determinants of Global Satisfaction: Organizational Differences.  

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To identify the determinants of satisfaction for managers, a Decremental Stepwise Multiple Regression analysis was run on the exempt employees in five companies. There were 27 predictor variables, each reflecting satisfaction with some specific aspect of work. The variable to be predicted was global satisfaction. It was expected that the…

Nezzer, Mildred; And Others

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Applying Organizational Commitment and Human Capital Theories to Emigration Research  

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Purpose: This study aims to bring some additional insight into the issue of emigration by establishing a relationship between emigration and psychic return of citizens to their human capital investment in the country. Design/methodology/approach: The article adopts a quantitative research strategy. It applies organizational commitment and human…

Verkhohlyad, Olga; McLean, Gary N.

2012-01-01

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Organizational Commitment among High School Teachers of India and Iran  

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Purpose: This paper aims to investigate the organizational commitment of teachers in India and Iran. It is an attempt to understand how these perceptions vary by demographic variables such as age and subject taught by teachers. Design/methodology/approach: Data were collected from 721 high school teachers in Bangalore (India) and Sanandaj (Iran).…

Joolideh, Faranak; Yeshodhara, K.

2009-01-01

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Organizational Commitment, Knowledge Management Interventions, and Learning Organization Capacity  

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between organizational commitment and knowledge management initiatives in developing learning organization capacity (LOC). Design/methodology/approach: This is an empirical study based on a single case study, using partial least squares (PLS) analysis. Findings: The strategic…

Massingham, Peter; Diment, Kieren

2009-01-01

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The Effects of Customer Satisfaction, Relationship Commitment Dimensions, and Triggers on Customer Retention  

Microsoft Academic Search

In a study of telecommunications services, the authors examine the effects of customer satisfaction, affective com- mitment, and calculative commitment on retention. The study further examines the potential for situational and reactional trigger conditions to moderate the satisfaction-retention relationship. The results support consistent effects of customer satisfaction, calculative commitment, and prior churn on retention. Prior churn also moderates the satisfaction-retention

Anders Gustafsson; Michael D. Johnson; Inger Roos

2005-01-01

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Dimensionality of Organizational Commitment in Volunteer Workers: Chamber of Commerce Board Members and Role Fulfillment  

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This study explores the multi-dimensionality of organizational commitment of volunteer chamber of commerce board members using the Meyer and Allen (1997) scale. The effect of organizational commitment on desirable board member roles is also tested. Theory is developed by uniting past research in both organizational commitment and employee…

Dawley, David D.; Stephens, Robert D.; Stephens, David B.

2005-01-01

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Organizational Commitment for Knowledge Workers: The Roles of Perceived Organizational Learning Culture, Leader-Member Exchange Quality, and Turnover Intention  

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This article investigates the impact of perceived organizational learning culture and leader-member exchange (LMX) quality on organizational commitment and eventually on employee turnover intention. Employees exhibited the highest organizational commitment when they perceived a higher learning culture and when they were supervised in a supportive…

Joo, Baek-Kyoo

2010-01-01

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Organizational communication satisfaction in the virtual workplace  

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Purpose – This study aims to compare levels of communication satisfaction between virtual workplace and traditional workplace employees in a single firm and explore the potential causes of the differences. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Two groups, virtual office and traditional office workers, from a single firm were surveyed using Down and Hazen's Communication Satisfaction Questionnaire. Based on previous research, this study developed

Ali D. Akkirman; Drew L. Harris

2005-01-01

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The Organizational Dynamics of Teacher Workplace Commitment: A Study of Urban Elementary and Middle Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Two types of teacher workplace commitment-organizational commitment and commitment to student learning-were studied in 63 urban elementary and middle schools, with all data analyzed at the school level. Schools high in organizational commitment tended to (a) serve educationally advantaged students, (b) exhibit orderly school climates conducive to learning, and (c) involve teachers more in school decision making. The latter two

James W. Kushman

1992-01-01

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Hello, my name is ____, and I'm an alcoholic: A study of organizational identification and commitment to Alcoholics Anonymous.  

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??This study's purpose was to investigate the communicative processes involved in organizational identification and commitment in a nonwork setting. It considers how organizational identification, organizational… (more)

Hall, Dana Ferguson

2008-01-01

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Information Discrepancy as a Predictor of Organizational Satisfaction. Draft.  

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A secondary analysis of data gathered by the International Communication Association (ICA) Communication Audit was used to test the hypothesis that the smaller the discrepancy between attitudes about current levels of information and the perceived ideal level of that information, the greater the organizational satisfaction. From 991 respondents…

Alesse, Bruce G.; And Others

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Internal marketing, customer orientation, and organizational commitment: moderating effects of work status.  

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Associations among internal marketing, customer orientation, and organizational commitment were examined, particularly with regard to the moderating effects of work status on the relationships between internal marketing and customer orientation or organizational commitment, in a cross-sectional design with structural equation modeling. Two studies (Ns = 119 and 251) were conducted among full- and part-time service employees at Taipei Sports Centers. Internal marketing was associated with organizational commitment and customer orientation. Customer orientation was associated with organizational commitment and partially mediated the relation between internal marketing and organizational commitment. Furthermore, work status significantly moderated the relationships between internal marketing and customer orientation but not between internal marketing and organizational commitment. Implications and directions for future research were discussed. PMID:24340810

Huang, Meiju; Chen, Mei-Yen

2013-08-01

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The Effects of Values, Work Centrality, and Organizational Commitment on Organizational Citizenship Behaviors: Evidence from Turkish SMEs  

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Organizational citizenship behaviors (OCBs) are voluntary contributions of employees not explicitly recognized by the formal reward system and are ultimately critical for sustaining organizational effectiveness (Organ, 1988). The current study aims to investigate the effects of values, work centrality, and organizational commitment on…

Ucanok, Basak; Karabati, Serdar

2013-01-01

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Retaining Staff Employees: The Relationship between Human Resources Management Strategies and Organizational Commitment.  

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Explored whether an institution's human resources management (HRM) strategies can influence individuals' organizational commitment levels, which ultimately can affect staff turnover rates. Found significant relationship between certain HRM strategies and commitment constructs. (EV)

Buck, Jeffrey M.; Watson, John L.

2002-01-01

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A Career Stage Analysis of Career and Organizational Commitment in Nursing.  

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From a sample of 1,520 hospital nurses, 520 responses demonstrated that (1) affective measures were strongly associated with career and affective-organizational commitment and (2) reports of continuance commitment and normative commitment increased significantly with career stage, but career commitment remained constant. (Author/SK)

Reilly, Nora P.; Orsak, Charles L.

1991-01-01

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A structural model of teacher role stress, satisfaction, commitment, and intentions to leave: a comment on Conley and You (2009).  

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Conley and You assessed the plausibility of three alternative model specifications of the relations between role stressors (i.e., role conflict, role ambiguity, and role overload) and organizational commitment, satisfaction, and turnover intentions among a sample of 178 teachers employed in four Southern California high schools. Using structural equations modeling procedures to evaluate their data, the authors reported the best fit for their "fully mediated effects" model wherein there was a "strong causal path from role ambiguity and role conflict --> satisfaction --> commitment --> intentions to leave" (p. 781). This note addresses methodological issues with the present study and provides suggestions for follow-up efforts designed to replicate and/or extend this line of research. PMID:20524561

Smith, Kenneth J

2010-04-01

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Clients' Satisfaction with Monopolistic Services and Commitment to the Organization: A University Context  

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This study investigates the relationship between monopolistic service providers and customer satisfaction and commitment. The authors investigated how the ethical perceptions of service consumers, their perceptions of service quality, and satisfaction effect commitment to the long-term relationship with monopolistic service providers. Results…

Thomas, James L.; Cunningham, Brent J.

2009-01-01

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The Relationship among Turnover Intentions, Professional Commitment, and Job Satisfaction of Hospital Nurses.  

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Responses from 2,197 of 2,550 hospital nurses in Taiwan revealed a positive correlation among job satisfaction, professional commitment, and intent to leave the profession. Family status was an important factor in professional commitment. Job satisfaction was a more effective predictor of intent to leave the organization than the profession.…

Lu, Kuei-Yun; Lin, Pi-Li; Wu, Chiung-Man; Hsieh, Ya-Lung; Chang, Yong-Yuan

2002-01-01

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Protean and Boundaryless Career Attitudes and Organizational Commitment: The Effects of Perceived Supervisor Support  

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Despite the traditional sentiment that protean and boundaryless career attitudes indicate a decline in organizational commitment, little empirical evidence is available. The present study examined the relation of protean and boundaryless career attitudes to organizational commitment and whether the perceived supervisor support moderated these…

Cakmak-Otluoglu, K. Ovgu

2012-01-01

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Learning orientation, organizational commitment and talent retention across generations : A study of European managers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this study is to test the relationships of learning, organizational commitment and talent retention across managerial generations in Europe. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Hypotheses are developed to explain the influence of learning and organizational commitment on talent retention across generations. A total of 1,666 European managers completed a survey on these issues. Depending on year of birth,

Alessia DAmato; Regina Herzfeldt

2008-01-01

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Exploring the Effects of Empowerment, Innovation, Professionalism, Conflict, and Participation on Teacher Organizational Commitment  

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Improved understanding of teacher retention depends on systematic research on working conditions, teachers' perceptions of their work environments, and the effect of condition-of-work variables on organizational commitment. The examination of organizational commitment in K-12 teachers is a construct with implications for long-term…

Holliman, Stephanie Layne

2012-01-01

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The Antecedents of Organizational Commitment: The Case of Australian Casual Academics  

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Purpose: Despite the increasing attention of organizational commitment in the management literature, most studies predominantly focus on full-time workers in traditional work settings. This paper examined the antecedents of organizational commitment among casual academics working in the tertiary education sector in Australia.…

Joiner, Therese A.; Bakalis, Steve

2006-01-01

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The Relationship between Transformational Leadership and Organizational Commitment: The Case for Vocational Teachers in Jordan  

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The purpose of this article is to determine the relationship between transformational leadership of vocational school principals on vocational teachers-organizational commitment. A random sample of 340 vocational teachers responded to a three-part instrument (the transformational leadership questionnaire, the organizational commitment

Khasawneh, Samer; Omari, Aieman; Abu-Tineh, Abdullah M.

2012-01-01

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Teachers' Organizational Commitment: Examining the Mediating Effects of Distributed Leadership  

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This study examines the relation between principals' leadership and teachers' organizational commitment, mediated by distributed leadership. Data were collected from 1,495 teachers in 46 secondary schools. Structural equation modeling indicated that the effect of principals' leadership on teachers' organizational commitment is…

Devos, Geert; Tuytens, Melissa; Hulpia, Hester

2014-01-01

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Traits, Commitments, and College Satisfaction among Black American Community College Students  

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Prior research has largely examined determinants of student satisfaction in four-year institutions and faculty job satisfaction in two-year institutions. The present study investigated the relationship between background traits, initial commitments, and satisfaction among African Americans attending two-year community colleges. Findings reveal…

Strayhorn, Terrell L.

2011-01-01

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Job Satisfaction: I\\/O Psychology and Organizational Behavior Management Perspectives  

Microsoft Academic Search

Perspectives on job satisfaction and its relations with job performance among members of the Industrial\\/Organizational Psychology (IOP) and Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) cultures are identified and compared. Comparisons include vantage points of each culture on the roles of theory and data regarding the definitions of behavior, job performance, job satisfaction, and the potential causal relations among them. Literature reviewed suggests

Thomas C. Mawhinney

2011-01-01

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The Role of Human Resource Management Practices in Predicting Organizational Commitment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Theoretical definitions suggest that psychological identification and exchange evaluations affect the levels of organizational commitment that managers experience. A new, more applied approach was offered, suggesting that the Human Resource Management Practices (HRMPs) of an organization have direct influences on commitment. It was hypothesized that HRMPs would be more strongly related to commitment than demographic, job characteristic, social environment, or

John R. Ogilvie

1986-01-01

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Relationship between transformational leadership style and organizational commitment: Mediating effect of psychological empowerment  

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This study explores the relationship between style of transformational leadership and organizational commitment of employees with mediating role of psychological empowerment in the textile sector Punjab Pakistan. Data was collected using tools from 250 employees. The transformational leadership questionnaire, MLQ-Multifactor leadership Questionnaire [1] was used to verify the perception of the employees towards transformational leadership style in two dimensions i.e. idealized influence and inspirational motivation. The organizational commitment questionnaire designed by [2] was used to verify the affective organizational commitment. Further, psychological empowerment questionnaire was developed by [3] which was used to examine the state of psychological empowerment of textile sector employees. Pearson Correlation revealed that there exists a positive significant relationship between idealized influence and affective organizational commitment, Inspirational motivation and affective organizational commitment, affective organizational commitment and psychological empowerment. The results from the study put forward that there is a significant relationship between style of transformational leadership and organizational commitment. The mediating variable which one is suitable in the model i.e. psychological empowerment and the model is good fit as the F value is significant.

Asif, Muhammad; Ayyub, Samia; Bashir, Muhammad Khawar

2014-12-01

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Organizational and Occupational Identification: Relations to Teacher Satisfaction and Intention to Early Retirement  

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Purpose: This paper aims to explore the effects of two work related identification (occupational and organizational) of school teachers on intention to early retirement (withdrawal) and satisfaction with the occupation and satisfaction with the school. It also seeks the influence of perceived external prestige on withdrawal and satisfaction.…

Gumus, Murat; Hamarat, Bahattin; Colak, Ertugrul; Duran, Erol

2012-01-01

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The impact of marketing employee satisfaction on service quality.  

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?? The best service providers assure the highest levels of service quality. Frontline service providers need organizational commitment, emotional intelligence, and employee satisfaction to provide… (more)

Jewell, George Bernard

2010-01-01

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Person-Organization (Culture) Fit and Employee Commitment under Conditions of Organizational Change: A Longitudinal Study  

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This longitudinal study examines how person-organization fit, operationalized as congruence between perceived and preferred organizational culture, relates to employees' affective commitment and intention to stay with an organization during the early stages of a strategic organizational change. Employees in a large energy company completed surveys…

Meyer, John P.; Hecht, Tracy D.; Gill, Harjinder; Toplonytsky, Laryssa

2010-01-01

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Work-Family Climate, Organizational Commitment, and Turnover: Multilevel Contagion Effects of Leaders  

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This paper presents empirical research analyzing the relationship between work-family climate (operationalized in terms of three work-family climate sub-scales), organizational leadership (i.e., senior manager) characteristics, organizational commitment and turnover intent among 526 employees from 37 different hotels across the US. Using…

O'Neill, John W.; Harrison, Michelle M.; Cleveland, Jeannette; Almeida, David; Stawski, Robert; Crouter, Anne C.

2009-01-01

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The Relationships between Organizational Justice, Confidence, Commitment, and Evaluating the Manager and the Perceptions of Conflict Management at the Context of Organizational Behavior  

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In this study, the perceptions related to strategies of conflict management, organizational confidence, organizational justice, organizational commitment and evaluating the manager which are effective on the organizational behavior of teachers are studied. The research is a discretional study in the model of survey. The high-schools in the center…

Ozgan, Habib

2011-01-01

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How Distributed Leadership Can Make a Difference in Teachers' Organizational Commitment? A Qualitative Study  

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The present study explores the relation between distributed leadership and teachers' organizational commitment. Semi-structured interviews with teachers and school leaders of secondary schools were conducted. A comparative analysis of four schools with high and four schools with low committed teachers was carried out. Findings revealed differences…

Hulpia, Hester; Devos, Geert

2010-01-01

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A Causal Model of Organizational Commitment in a Military Training Environment.  

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Tested model of organizational commitment using survey responses from 202 Army and Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets. Found personal characteristics, role states, job characteristics, and work experiences exhibited significant direct relationships with commitment and identified their interrelationships. Discusses results in terms of an…

Mathieu, John E.

1988-01-01

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Organizational performance impacting patient satisfaction in Ontario hospitals: a multilevel analysis  

PubMed Central

Background Patient satisfaction in health care constitutes an important component of organizational performance in the hospital setting. Satisfaction measures have been developed and used to evaluate and improve hospital performance, quality of care and physician practice. In order to direct improvement strategies, it is necessary to evaluate both individual and organizational factors that can impact patients’ perception of care. The study aims were to determine the dimensions of patient satisfaction, and to analyze the individual and organizational determinants of satisfaction dimensions in hospitals. Methods We used patient and hospital survey data as well as administrative data collected for a 2008 public hospital report in Ontario, Canada. We evaluated the clustering of patient survey items with exploratory factor analysis and derived plausible dimensions of satisfaction. A two-level multivariate model was fitted to analyze the determinants of satisfaction. Results We found eight satisfaction factors, with acceptable to good level of loadings and good reliability. More than 95% of variation in patient satisfaction scores was attributable to patient-level variation, with less than 5% attributable to hospital-level variation. The hierarchical models explain 5 to 17% of variation at the patient level and up to 52% of variation between hospitals. Individual patient characteristics had the strongest association with all dimensions of satisfaction. Few organizational performance indicators are associated with patient satisfaction and significant determinants differ according to the satisfaction dimension. Conclusions The research findings highlight the importance of adjusting for both patient-level and organization-level characteristics when evaluating patient satisfaction. Better understanding and measurement of organization-level activities and processes associated with patient satisfaction could contribute to improved satisfaction ratings and care quality. PMID:24304888

2013-01-01

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An Analysis of the Relationship between Select Organizational Climate Factors and Job Satisfaction Factors as Reported by Community College Personnel  

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the overall satisfaction with organizational climate factors across seven studies of various levels of community college personnel. A secondary purpose was to determine if there was a significant relationship between satisfaction with organizational climate factors and the importance of job satisfaction

San Giacomo, Rose-Marie Carla

2011-01-01

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The Influence of Leadership Behavior and Organizational Commitment on Organizational Readiness for Change in a Higher Learning Institution  

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Many factors contribute to the effectiveness in implementing organizational change. However, many change effort fail due to several factors such as lack of commitment, style of leadership, and emotional distress of the employees who have to implement the change. This study was intended to determine the influence of leadership behavior and…

Nordin, Norshidah

2012-01-01

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The Link between Organizational Learning Culture and Customer Satisfaction: Confirming Relationship and Exploring Moderating Effect  

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Purpose: The aim of this paper is to develop a theoretical framework and conduct an empirical study across different service sectors to investigate the inter-relationships between organizational learning culture, employee job satisfaction and their impact on customer satisfaction. It also aims to examine an individual-level variable (educational…

Pantouvakis, Angelos; Bouranta, Nancy

2013-01-01

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Interaction of job-limiting pain and political skill on job satisfaction and organizational citizenship behavior  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Job-limiting pain (JLP) is an increasingly relevant topic in organizations. However, research to date has failed to examine the stress-inducing properties of pain and its effects on job satisfaction and organizational citizenship behavior (OCB). To address this gap, the purpose of this paper is to examine the interactive relationship between JLP and political skill (PS) on job satisfaction

Gerald R. Ferris; Laci M. Rogers; Fred R. Blass; Wayne A. Hochwarter

2009-01-01

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Organizational Stress, Job Satisfaction and Job Performance: Where Do We Go From Here?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reviews and summarizes two decades of empirical literature concerned with both direct and moderating variable-based analyses of the relationship of organizational stress with job satisfaction and job performance. Moderating influences of various constructs operationalized at the individual, group and organizational level of analysis are classified and then reviewed systematically. An evaluative summary of this research suggests that although

Sherny E. Sullivan; Rabi S. Bhagat

1992-01-01

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An Analysis of the Relation between Secondary School Organizational Climate and Teacher Job Satisfaction  

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This study investigates and analyzes the relation between the secondary school organizational climate and teacher job satisfaction using a self-designed school organizational climate scale based on studies in China and abroad. The findings show that except for interpersonal factors there are significant correlations between the various factors of…

Xiaofu, Pan; Qiwen, Qin

2007-01-01

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Practice assistants in primary care in Germany – associations with organizational attributes on job satisfaction  

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Background Job satisfaction and organizational attributes in primary care teams are important issues as they affect clinical outcomes and the quality of health care provided. As practice assistants are an integral part of these teams it is important to gain insight into their views on job satisfaction and organizational attributes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the job satisfaction of practice assistants and the organizational attributes within their general practices in Germany and to explore the existence of possible associations. Methods This observational study was based on a job satisfaction survey and measurement of organizational attributes in general practices in the German federal state of Baden-Wuerttemberg. Job satisfaction was measured with the 10-item ‘Warr-Cook-Wall job satisfaction scale’. Organizational attributes were evaluated with the 21-items ‘survey of organizational attributes for primary care’ (SOAPC). Linear regression analyses were performed in which each of SOAPC scales and the overall score of SOAPC was treated as outcome variables. Results 586 practice assistants out of 794 respondents (73.8%) from 234 general practices completed the questionnaire. Practice assistants were mostly satisfied with their colleagues and least of all satisfied with their income and recognition for their work. The regression analysis showed that ‘freedom of working method’ and ‘recognition of work’, the employment status of practice assistants and the mode of practice were almost always significantly associated with each subscale and overall score of SOAPC. Conclusions Job satisfaction is highly associated with different aspects of organizational attributes for primary care (‘communication’, ‘decision-making’ and ‘stress’). Consequently, improved job satisfaction could lead to a better-organized primary care team. This implication should be investigated directly in further intervention studies with a special focus on improving the recognition for work and income. PMID:23915225

2013-01-01

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The Impact of Psychological Capital on Job Burnout of Chinese Nurses: The Mediator Role of Organizational Commitment  

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Background Nursing has a high risk of job burnout, but only a few studies have explored its influencing factors from an organizational perspective. Objective The present study explores the impact of psychological capital on job burnout by investigating the mediating effect of organizational commitment on this relationship. Methods A total of 473 female nurses from four large general hospitals in Xi’an City of China were selected as participants. Data were collected via the Psychological Capital Questionnaire, the Maslach Burnout Inventory-General Survey, and the Organizational Commitment Scale. Results Both psychological capital and organizational commitment were significantly correlated to job burnout. Structural equation modelling indicated that organizational commitment partially mediated the relationship between psychological capital and job burnout. Conclusion The final model revealed a significant path from psychological capital to job burnout through organizational commitment. These findings extended prior reports and shed some light on the influence of psychological capital on job burnout. PMID:24416095

Xiao, Runxuan; Song, Yunyun; Feng, Xi; Zhang, Yan; Miao, Danmin

2013-01-01

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Teacher role stress, satisfaction, commitment, and intentions to leave: a structural model.  

PubMed

Structural equation modeling was used to assess the plausibility of a conceptual model specifying hypothesized linkages among teachers' perceptions of the role stresses of role ambiguity, role conflict, and role overload and commitment, satisfaction, and intentions to leave their employing school. 178 teachers in four high schools in a southern coastal region of California responded to survey questions designed to capture the above constructs. Confirmatory factor analysis was used to assess whether the role-stress items fit hypothesized constructs. Structural equation modeling results indicated that satisfaction and commitment are two mediators in the role stresses-intentions to leave relationship. PMID:20099538

Conley, Sharon; You, Sukkyung

2009-12-01

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Relationship between Employees' Beliefs regarding Training Benefits and Employees' Organizational Commitment in a Petroleum Company in the State of Qatar  

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The study examined the relationship between the beliefs of senior staff Qatari national employees regarding training benefits as measured by the benefits of employee training, and employees' organizational commitment as measured by the three-component model of organizational commitment. This relationship was assessed through a quantitative…

Al-Emadi, Mohammed Asad Shareef; Marquardt, Michael J.

2007-01-01

90

The Mediator Effect of Career Development between Personality Traits and Organizational Commitment: The Example of Sport Communication Technology Talents  

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This paper explored the relationships among career development, personality trait, and organizational commitment and examines whether career development mediates the relationship between personality trait and organizational commitment. The sample was 275 sport communication technology talents in Taiwan. The instrument included the Personality…

Lo, Hung-Jen; Lin, Chun-Hung; Tung-Hsing, Lin; Tu, Peng-Fei

2014-01-01

91

The Mediation of Performance in the Relationship of Organizational Commitment to University Faculty's Effectiveness  

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To provide more insights into inconsistent findings on the relationship of organizational commitment to effectiveness, this study conducted a questionnaire survey among 188 academics in Beijing. Analysis of survey responses suggested that organizational commitment presented significant relationships to performance and effectiveness. These…

Jing, Lizhen; Zhang, Deshan

2014-01-01

92

The Relation between School Leadership from a Distributed Perspective and Teachers' Organizational Commitment: Examining the Source of the Leadership Function  

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Purpose: In this study the relationship between school leadership and teachers' organizational commitment is examined by taking into account a distributed leadership perspective. The relation between teachers' organizational commitment and contextual variables of teachers' perceptions of the quality and the source of the supportive and supervisory…

Hulpia, Hester; Devos, Geert; Van Keer, Hilde

2011-01-01

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The Effect of Congruence of Leadership Behaviors on Motivation, Commitment, and Satisfaction of College Tennis Players  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of congruence of leadership behaviors on motivation, commitment, and satisfaction of college tennis players. Respondents (n = 245) included collegiate tennis players from all NCAA division levels (I, II, and III). The athletes were asked to complete a demographic questionnaire, the preferred and perceived versions of the Revised Leadership Scale

Damon Patrick Sermons Andrew

2004-01-01

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Organizational Career Growth, Affective Occupational Commitment and Turnover Intentions  

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Survey data, collected from the People's Republic of China, were used to test Weng's (2010) four facet model of career growth and to examine its effect on occupational commitment and turnover intentions. Weng conceptualized career growth as consisting of four factors: career goal progress, professional ability development, promotion speed, and…

Weng, Qingxiong; McElroy, James C.

2012-01-01

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The Effects of Servant Leadership on Teachers' Organizational Commitment in Primary Schools in Turkey  

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This study examines the effects of servant leadership behaviours of primary school principals on teachers' school commitment. The research data were collected from 563 teachers working in primary schools in Duzce. Servant leadership behaviours of principals were measured with a servent organizational leadership assessment scale, and the teachers'…

Cerit, Yusuf

2010-01-01

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The Relationship between Power Distance and Organizational Commitment in Primary Schools  

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The aim of this study is to determine the relationship between organizational commitment and power distance. The study has a correlational survey research model. The population of the study consists of a total of 4838 teachers working in the primary schools in the center of the city of Balikesir and in the centers of its districts in the 2012-2013…

Deniz, Ayhan; Yildirim, Bilal

2014-01-01

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Transformational Leadership and Organizational Commitment: A Study of UNC System Business School Department Chairs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Ample evidence is available citing a positive relationship between transformational leadership and organizational commitment (Boerner et al., 2007; Bono & Judge, 2003; Bycio, Hackett, & Allen, 1995; Chen, 2004; Emery & Barker, 2007; Walumbwa, Orwa, Wang, & Lawler, 2005). The majority of research on leadership in higher education, however, is based…

Luton, Bill

2010-01-01

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The relationship between leadership styles and organizational commitment in Malaysia: role of leader–member exchange  

Microsoft Academic Search

Building upon the ‘social exchange theory’ notion, this study hypothesized the moderating impact of leader–member exchange (LMX) on the relationship between two leadership styles and organizational commitment of employees. One hundred and fifty-six Malaysian executives voluntarily participated in this study. Though the hypotheses for direct effects received low to moderate support for transformational leadership styles, the moderating hypothesis received substantial

May-Chiun Lo; T. Ramayah; Hii Wei Min; Peter Songan

2010-01-01

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The Effect of Learning Organization Culture on the Relationship between Interpersonal Trust and Organizational Commitment  

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The primary purpose of this research was to assess the effect of learning organization culture on the linkage between interpersonal trust and organizational commitment. The study sample was obtained from employees of two major Korean conglomerates. Online questionnaires were completed by 321 respondents. Structural equation modeling (SEM) was used…

Song, Ji Hoon; Kim, Hong Min; Kolb, Judith A.

2009-01-01

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Organizational Socialization, Person-Environment Fit and Commitment of Recent College Graduates  

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To determine whether person-environment fit and organizational commitment are impacted by socialization content, a survey was administered to 500 recent college graduates across the United States. The variables examined for the study were: socialization content (performance proficiency, people, politics, language, organization goals/values, and,…

Wachtfogel, Marc

2009-01-01

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Work-family climate, organizational commitment, and turnover: Multilevel contagion effects of leaders.  

PubMed

This paper presents empirical research analyzing the relationship between work-family climate (operationalized in terms of three work-family climate sub-scales), organizational leadership (i.e., senior manager) characteristics, organizational commitment and turnover intent among 526 employees from 37 different hotels across the US. Using multilevel modeling, we found significant associations between work-family climate, and both organizational commitment and turnover intent, both within and between hotels. Findings underscored the importance of managerial support for employee work-family balance, the relevance of senior managers' own work-family circumstances in relation to employees' work outcomes, and the existence of possible contagion effects of leaders in relation to work-family climate. PMID:19412351

O'Neill, John W; Harrison, Michelle M; Cleveland, Jeannette; Almeida, David; Stawski, Robert; Crouter, Anne C

2009-01-01

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Work–family climate, organizational commitment, and turnover: Multilevel contagion effects of leaders ?  

PubMed Central

This paper presents empirical research analyzing the relationship between work–family climate (operationalized in terms of three work–family climate sub-scales), organizational leadership (i.e., senior manager) characteristics, organizational commitment and turnover intent among 526 employees from 37 different hotels across the US. Using multilevel modeling, we found significant associations between work–family climate, and both organizational commitment and turnover intent, both within and between hotels. Findings underscored the importance of managerial support for employee work–family balance, the relevance of senior managers’ own work–family circumstances in relation to employees’ work outcomes, and the existence of possible contagion effects of leaders in relation to work–family climate. PMID:19412351

O’Neill, John W.; Harrison, Michelle M.; Cleveland, Jeannette; Almeida, David; Stawski, Robert; Crouter, Anne C.

2009-01-01

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Stress, Health and Well-Being: The Mediating Role of Employee and Organizational Commitment  

PubMed Central

This study investigates the mediating impact of organizational commitment on the relationship between organizational stressors and employee health and well-being. Data were collected from 401 operator level employees working in business process outsourcing organizations (BPOs) based in New Delhi, India. In this research several dimensions from ASSET, which is an organizational stress screening tool, were used to measure employee perceptions of stressors, their commitment to the organization, their perception of the organization’s commitment to them, and their health and well-being. Data were analyzed using structural equation modeling on AMOS software. Results of the mediation analysis highlight both employee commitment to their organization and their perceptions of the organization’s commitment to them mediate the impact of stressors on physical health and psychological well-being. All indices of the model fit were found to be above standard norms. Implications are discussed with the view to improving standards of health and well-being within the call center industry, which is a sector that has reported higher turnover rates and poor working conditions among its employees internationally. PMID:24157512

Jain, Ajay K.; Giga, Sabir I.; Cooper, Cary L.

2013-01-01

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Emotional bonds with supervisor and co-workers: Relationship to organizational commitment in China's foreign-invested companies  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigates the contribution of the emotional bond a Chinese worker has with his supervisor and with his co-workers in accounting for employees' organizational commitment in foreign-invested enterprises. Applying a five-factor component model of organizational commitment in a sample of 1160 industrial employees, the paper indicates that emotional bonds with both supervisor and co-workers are related to normative commitment

Yingyan Wang

2008-01-01

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Psychometric properties of the "sport satisfaction instrument (SSI)" in female athletes: predictive model of sport commitment.  

PubMed

The objective of this research was to assess the psychometric properties of the Sport Satisfaction Instrument (SSI) in a Spanish sample of female athletes in team sports federations, to decide whether it constitutes a valid and reliable instrument to be used in the context of female competitive sport in future research. The SSI was administered to a total of 615 athletes from 12 to 38 yr. of age. Confirmatory procedures and psychometric analysis supported the hypothesized theoretical model of two factors (Satisfaction/fun and Boredom). For female athletes, the 7-item model showed better goodness-of-fit indexes upon eliminating Item 2 from the Boredom subscale. Concurrent validity was explored through the correlations with the Perception of Success Questionnaire and Sport Commitment, obtaining positive correlations between Satisfaction/fun and Task Orientation and Sport Commitment, whereas Boredom correlated positively but less closely with Ego Orientation. The importance of Satisfaction/fun in the prediction of Sport Commitment, starting from task orientation, is emphasized. PMID:25153956

Granero-Gallegos, A; Baena-Extremera, A; Gómez-López, M; Abraldes, J A

2014-08-01

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Assessing organizational readiness for depression care quality improvement: relative commitment and implementation capability.  

PubMed

BackgroundDepression is a major cause of morbidity and cost in primary care patient populations. Successful depression improvement models, however, are complex. Based on organizational readiness theory, a practice¿s commitment to change and its capability to carry out the change are both important predictors of initiating improvement. We empirically explored the links between relative commitment (i.e., the intention to move forward within the following year) and implementation capability.MethodsThe DIAMOND initiative administered organizational surveys to medical and quality improvement leaders from each of 83 primary care practices in Minnesota. Surveys preceded initiation of activities directed at implementation of a collaborative care model for improving depression care. To assess implementation capability, we developed composites of survey items for five types of organizational factors postulated to be collaborative care barriers and facilitators. To assess relative commitment for each practice, we averaged leader ratings on an identical survey question assessing practice priorities. We used multivariable regression analyses to assess the extent to which implementation capability predicted relative commitment. We explored whether relative commitment or implementation capability measures were associated with earlier initiation of DIAMOND improvements.ResultsAll five implementation capability measures independently predicted practice leaders¿ relative commitment to improving depression care in the following year. These included the following: quality improvement culture and attitudes (p =0.003), depression culture and attitudes (p <0.001), prior depression quality improvement activities (p <0.001), advanced access and tracking capabilities (p =0.03), and depression collaborative care features in place (p¿=¿0.03). Higher relative commitment (p¿=¿0.002) and prior depression quality improvement activities appeared to be associated with earlier participation in the DIAMOND initiative.ConclusionsThe study supports the concept of organizational readiness to improve quality of care and the use of practice leader surveys to assess it. Practice leaders¿ relative commitment to depression care improvement may be a useful measure of the likelihood that a practice is ready to initiate evidence-based depression care changes. A comprehensive organizational assessment of implementation capability for depression care improvement may identify specific barriers or facilitators to readiness that requires targeted attention from implementers. PMID:25443652

Rubenstein, Lisa V; Danz, Marjorie S; Crain, A; Glasgow, Russell E; Whitebird, Robin R; Solberg, Leif I

2014-12-01

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The relationships among affective organizational commitment, transformational leadership style, and unit organizational effectiveness within the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M University  

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do so by fostering affective commitment (Jaros, 1997; Whitener & Walz, 1993; Meyer, et al., 1993). 10 CHAPTER II REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE Introduction What are the relationships among leadership in voluntary organizations, organizational...

Ekeland, Terry Paul

2006-04-12

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Influence of Trainee Characteristics, Instructional Satisfaction, and Organizational Climate on Perceived Learning and Training Transfer  

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This study examines the effect of transfer variables on trainee characteristics, instructional satisfaction, and organizational factors of perceived learning and training transfer made by a group of trainees who attended a financial training program conducted for a Korean conglomerate. Data analyses revealed several variables in the three domains…

Lim, Doo Hun; Morris, Michael Lane

2006-01-01

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Job Satisfaction and the Perceived Organizational Culture of U.S. Military and Military Affiliated Personnel  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the relationship between demographic characteristics, level of job satisfaction, and current/preferred organizational culture in a sample of 139 off-campus military degree program participants. Responses were received from undergraduate students in the fields of engineering, applied sciences and arts, and education. "The Job…

Diffenauer, Deborah A.

2010-01-01

110

The Moderating Effect of Leader-member Exchange on the Job Insecurity-Organizational Commitment Relationship  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Job insecurity has become an important issue for society and organizations in the last decades due to uncertain economic conditions, global competition, and the advancement of information technology. As job insecurity have detrimental consequences for employees and organizations, it is vital to identify variables that could buffer against the negative effects of job insecurity. In this study, we examined the moderating effect of Leader-member exchange on the relation between job insecurity and organizational commitment. Data collected from 314 employees indicated that the negative relationship between qualitative insecurity and affective commitment was alleviated as Leader-member exchange increased. Furthermore, the positive relation between quantitative insecurity and continuance commitment decreased as Leader-member exchange increased.

Hu, Sanman; Zuo, Bin

111

Awaking the Public Sector with Strategic Corporate Philanthropy: Revitalizing the Public Servant's Organizational Knowledge, Innovative Capability, and Commitment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Given the perils of today's dynamic and resource-constrained environment, intellectual capital has become a source of competitive advantage for public sector organizations. Composed of three elements--organizational knowledge, innovative capability, and organizational commitment--intellectual capital is an asset that cannot simply be bought or…

Jackson, Janese Marie

2011-01-01

112

Teacher Perceptions of School Culture and Their Organizational Commitment and Well-Being in a Chinese School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study aims to analyze and validate the dimensions and specific features of a school culture in a Chinese context. A sample of 181 teachers from a Chinese primary and secondary school in Beijing participated in a survey that measures school organizational cultural characteristics and teacher organizational commitment and well-being as outcomes…

Zhu, Chang; Devos, Geert; Li, Yifei

2011-01-01

113

Nursing Assistants' Job Commitment: Effect of Nursing Home Organizational Factors and Impact on Resident Well-Being  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate (a) whether certified nursing assistants (CNAs) are more committed to nursing home jobs when they perceive their jobs as enhanced (greater autonomy, use of knowledge, teamwork), and (b) whether CNA job commitment affects resident satisfaction. Design and Methods: A qualitative exploration of…

Bishop, Christine E.; Weinberg, Dana Beth; Leutz, Walter; Dossa, Almas; Pfefferle, Susan G.; Zincavage, Rebekah M.

2008-01-01

114

Sticking to our guns: Social identity as a basis for the maintenance of commitment to faltering organizational projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary What leads some people to maintain commitment to faltering organizational projects while others abandon them? Building on previous work that has examined the link between social identity and the characteristics of decision-making associated with groupthink, this paper argues that one key determinant of continued commitment to group projects is the extent to which group members define themselves in terms

S. Alexander Haslam; T. Postmes; Russell Spears; Jolanda Jetten; Paul Webley

2006-01-01

115

Relationships between in-role performance and individual values, commitment, and organizational citizenship behavior among Israeli teachers.  

PubMed

This study examines the relationship between (1) individual values, (2) organizational and occupational commitment, and (3) organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) and in-role performance in a sample of 192 teachers employed in 10 secular Jewish schools (response rate of 64%). The results showed that individual values were related to all commitment forms examined here, but contrary to expectations, there was no clear distinction between values that represent conservation and self-transcendence and values that represent openness to change and self-enhancement in terms of their relationship either to commitment or to behavioral outcomes. Likewise, there was no clear distinction between the three dimensions of commitment (affective, continuance, and normative) or two commitment foci (organizational and occupational) in terms of their relationships to different values. Unsurprisingly, the findings showed a strong effect of commitment on OCB and in-role performance. The findings show that both individual values and commitment are concepts that can increase our understanding of employees' behavior in the workplace. We conclude by emphasizing the need for further research on the relationship between values, commitment, and performance and by suggesting some directions for such research. PMID:22044271

Cohen, Aaron; Liu, Ying

2011-08-01

116

Role conflicts in nursing and allied health: a comparison of professional and organizational commitment.  

PubMed

Role compatibility and conflict between organizational and professional commitment for nurses, high school teachers, college faculty, and social workers have been the focus of several studies over the past two decades. The typical view has been that the professional employee must choose between the profession and the employing organization, since the values of each conflict. Primarily, studies have shown a basic incompatibility between professionals and organizations: the professional is seen as responding to authority based on expertise, while the organization is characterized by authority based on hierarchical position. Since a study of this type has not been conducted in allied health specifically, the purpose of this study was to examine whether bureaucratic and professional role concepts conflict with the allied health professional. Recent graduates and graduates with two years of employment experience representing nursing and four allied health disciplines at one institution were surveyed. Results of the study indicated that the respondents were able to maintain a high degree of professional commitment without perceiving undue conflict from the demands of the organization. Based on the findings, allied health educators are encouraged to examine the curriculum to ensure graduates are prepared for the realities of employment as well as committed to their respective professions. PMID:3980289

Kraemer, L G; Rigolizzo-Gurenlian, J

1985-02-01

117

Self-Efficacy, Job Satisfaction, Motivation and Commitment: Exploring the Relationships between Indicators of Teachers' Professional Identity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigates how relevant indicators of teachers' sense of their professional identity (job satisfaction, occupational commitment, self-efficacy and change in level of motivation) are related. A model is proposed, tested with structural equation modelling (SEM) and refined using data from 1,214 Dutch teachers working in secondary…

Canrinus, Esther T.; Helms-Lorenz, Michelle; Beijaard, Douwe; Buitink, Jaap; Hofman, Adriaan

2012-01-01

118

The Impact of Race and Gender on Graduate School Socialization, Satisfaction with Doctoral Study, and Commitment to Degree Completion.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Investigated the experiences of black and white doctoral students at a predominantly white research institution to determine whether there were differences in student socialization, satisfaction with doctoral study, and commitment to degree completion based on race or gender. Overall, race and gender impacted all three issues. Black women were…

Ellis, Evelynn M.

2001-01-01

119

Are All Part-Time Faculty Underemployed? The Influence of Faculty Status Preference on Satisfaction and Commitment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Utilizing a person-job fit perspective, we examined the job satisfaction and affective commitment of three groups of college faculty (N = 167): full-time faculty, part-time faculty preferring a part-time position (voluntary part-time), and part-time faculty preferring a full-time position (involuntary part-time). Involuntary part-time faculty were…

Maynard, Douglas C.; Joseph, Todd Allen

2008-01-01

120

Stress in Teaching: a study of occupational stress and its determinants, job satisfaction and career commitment among primary schoolteachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

A questionnaire survey of 710 Maltese primary schoolteachers revealed that the level of teacher stress, job satisfaction and career commitment was constituted differently in some of the teacher demographic subgroups. A principal components analysis of the stress ratings of 20 items covering various aspects of the teacher's work environment yielded four factors described in terms of ‘pupil misbehaviour’, ‘time\\/ resource

Mark G. Borg; Richard J. Riding; Joseph M. Falzon

1991-01-01

121

Mentoring and Organizational Citizenship Behavior: Estimating the Mediating Effects of Organization-Based Self-Esteem and Affective Commitment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explored how perceptions of reciprocal support in mentoring influence mentors' and proteges' intent to extend work-related help to coworkers in organizations. Our findings shed light on the role that organization-based self-esteem (OBSE) and affective organizational commitment (AOC) play as mediators in transmitting the effect of…

Ghosh, Rajashi; Reio, Thomas G., Jr.; Haynes, Ray K.

2012-01-01

122

The Impact of Role Conflict, Role Ambiguity and Organizational Climate on the Job Satisfaction of Academic Staff in Research-Intensive Universities in the UK  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study focuses on academics in research-intensive universities in the UK and explores their perceptions of organizational climate, role conflict, role ambiguity and job satisfaction. The findings suggest that the universities have multiple organizational climates. Three organizational climate types -- the Clan, the Hierarchy and the Adhocracy…

Schulz, John

2013-01-01

123

Public service motivation and organizational citizenship behavior in Korea  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The main theme is to investigate whether the distinct classes of organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) such as altruism and generalized compliance are shown in the Korean context, and whether public service motivation, job satisfaction and organizational commitment are predictors of OCB in Korean civil servants. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Structural equation modeling (SEM) is applied to survey data of 1,584

Sangmook Kim

2006-01-01

124

Demographic Differences in Organizational Commitment to the University of College of Business Administration Students: An Application of the Allen and Meyer Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Organizational commitment of undergraduate college students to the university was measured by modifying an established measure and demographic differences were examined. Affective, continuance, and normative commitment facets were assessed. No differences based upon gender, race, and GPA were found. Length of time at the university and transfer…

Love, Kevin G.

2013-01-01

125

Relationship between commitment to hospital goals and job satisfaction: a case study of a nursing department.  

PubMed

Why is it that people in the same occupation doing similar work in the same department experience different levels of intrinsic satisfaction? This article sheds light on this question and provides hospital administrators with guidelines for improving employee motivation through intrinsic job satisfaction. PMID:2266009

Alpander, G G

1990-01-01

126

Trust, Commitment and Value-Creation in Inter-Organizational Customer-Supplier Relationships  

Microsoft Academic Search

To strengthen their position in today's highly competitive and fast paced business environment more and more supplier firms engage in relationships with their customers. These inter-organizational relationships have proven to create value for both parties involved. However, the management of such relationships requires resources and is a complex task. Recent advances in information technology offer new ways of managing inter-organizational

Ricky Ryssel; Thomas Ritter; Hans Georg Gemünden

127

Coorientational Accuracy and Organizational Conflict: An Examination of Tactic Selection and Discussion Satisfaction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the relationship between coorientational accuracy (CA) and two dimensions of conflict (tactic selection and interaction satisfaction). Indicates that CA has an impact on interactants' levels of discussion satisfaction. (JK)

Papa, Michael J.; Pood, Elliott A.

1988-01-01

128

Effects of person-vocation fit and core self-evaluation on career commitment of medical university students: the mediator roles of anxiety and career satisfaction  

PubMed Central

Background How the career commitment of medical university students can be improved is an underinvestigated topic. Aim This experimental study aims to explore the factors that influence career commitment of medical university students. Methods One hundred eighty-two medical university students completed the vocational value questionnaire, state anxiety scale, core self-evaluation scale, Minnesota satisfaction questionnaire, and the Chinese career commitment questionnaire. Results (1) A mismatch was found between the vocational value and the medical career of medical university students, primarily in their self-development; (2) Core self-evaluation can significantly predict the continued commitment of medical university students; (3) Vocational value, career fit, and core self-evaluation can significantly predict the affective commitment and normative commitment of medical university students, while state anxiety and vocational satisfaction play significant mediating roles. Conclusions Both person–vocation fit and core self-evaluation can affect the career commitment of medical university students, while job satisfaction and state anxiety play mediating roles. PMID:24555701

2014-01-01

129

Weakness in Numbers: Towards an Understanding of Employees of Color's Responses to Organizational Research Efforts  

Microsoft Academic Search

Employees of color have been reluctant to respond or to give candid responses when participating in organizational research, putting its validity at risk. In this literature review, we examine how employees of color's assessment of and satisfaction with an organization's commitment to diversity affect their willingness to participate in organizational research efforts in multicultural organizations. Two general propositions are explored

Vickie Cox Edmondson

130

Managerialism, Organizational Commitment, and Quality of Job Performances among European University Employees  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To achieve efficient and effective quality improvement, European universities have gradually adopted organizational strategies, structures, technologies, management instruments, and values that are commonly found in the private business sector. Whereas some studies have shown that such managerialism is beneficial to the quality of job performances…

Smeenk, Sanne; Teelken, Christine; Eisinga, Rob; Doorewaard, Hans

2009-01-01

131

Job satisfaction and career commitment of librarians in federal university libraries in Nigeria  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the dissatisfaction of library users and the manager of each federal university library vis-à-vis the complaint of the librarians working in those libraries on inadequate funding, lack of promotion, poor condition of service and lack of recognition which affected their career commitment. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Questionnaires were used to gather data

Gboyega Adio; S. O. Popoola

2010-01-01

132

Efficacy Beliefs, Job Satisfaction, Stress and Their Influence on the Occupational Commitment of English-Medium Content Teachers in the Dominican Republic  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effects of efficacy, job satisfaction, job stress and their influence on the occupational commitment of English-medium content teachers. A total of 109 practicing English-medium and Spanish-medium content teachers from the Dominican Republic volunteered to participate in the study. Findings…

Barouch Gilbert, Rachel; Adesope, Olusola O.; Schroeder, Noah Lee

2014-01-01

133

Organizational Citizenship Behavior in Sport: Relationships with Leadership, Team Cohesion, and Athlete Satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to introduce the construct of organizational citizenship behavior (OCB; Organ, 1988) into the sport psychology literature and examine its utility in sport. Based upon OCB research in the organizational literature, the Multidimensional Model of Leadership (MML; Chelladurai, 1978), the conceptual framework of team cohesion (CFC; Carron & Hausenblas, 1998), and a model of athlete

Mark W. Aoyagi; Richard H. Cox; Richard T. McGuire

2008-01-01

134

Organizational Commitment and its Relationship to Perceived Leadership Style in an Islamic School in a Large Urban Centre in Canada: Teachers' Perspectives  

Microsoft Academic Search

Drawing on a theoretical orientation based on the moral perspective which maintains that the relationship between the leader and the followers is not one of power, but of sharing mutual needs, aspirations and values. This empirical mixed-method study focused on understanding the professional lives of teachers, particularly their organizational commitment in relation to the principal's leadership style, in an Islamic

Mohamed Fathy Hussein; José L. da Costa

2008-01-01

135

Contingent reward transactional leadership, work attitudes, and organizational citizenship behavior: The role of procedural justice climate perceptions and strength  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using a sample of 212 bank employees, we developed a model in which procedural justice climate perceptions and strength mediated the relationships between contingent reward leader behavior and follower satisfaction with supervisor, organizational commitment, and rated organizational citizenship behavior, controlling for perceived supervisor support. Results from the HLM analysis showed that procedural justice climate perceptions and strength completely mediated the

Fred O. Walumbwa; Cindy Wu; Bani Orwa

2008-01-01

136

The organizational social context of mental health medicaid waiver programs with family support services: implications for research and practice.  

PubMed

Peer family support specialists (FSS) are parents with practical experience in navigating children's mental health care systems who provide support, advocacy, and guidance to the families of children who need mental health services. Their experience and training differ from those of formally trained mental health clinicians, creating potential conflicts in priorities and values between FSS and clinicians. We hypothesized that these differences could negatively affect the organizational cultures and climates of mental health clinics that employ both FSS and mental health clinicians, and lower the job satisfaction and organizational commitment of FSS. The Organizational Social Context measure was administered on site to 209 FSS and clinicians in 21 mental health programs in New York State. The study compared the organizational-level culture and climate profiles of mental health clinics that employ both FSS and formally trained clinicians to national norms for child mental health clinics, assessed individual-level job satisfaction and organizational commitment as a function of job (FSS vs. clinician) and other individual-level and organizational-level characteristics, and tested whether FSS and clinicians job attitudes were differentially associated with organizational culture and climate. The programs organizational culture and climate profiles were not significantly different from national norms. Individual-level job satisfaction and organizational commitment were unrelated to position (FSS vs. clinician) or other individual-level and organizational-level characteristics except for culture and climate. Both FSS' and clinicians' individual-level work attitudes were associated similarly with organizational culture and climate. PMID:24065458

Glisson, Charles; Williams, Nathaniel J; Green, Philip; Hemmelgarn, Anthony; Hoagwood, Kimberly

2014-01-01

137

Expectancy Work Motivation, Central Life Interests, Voluntarism, Organizational Situation, Job Satisfaction, and Perceived Teaching Performance.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study tested the hypotheses that expectancy work motivation, individual attitudes toward work, and structural and environmental components are predictions of teacher job satisfaction and effectiveness. Samples were selected from junior high school and higher education faculties. Subjects responded to open-ended questionnaires, and results…

Miskel, Cecil; And Others

138

Conflict Management Styles and Job Satisfaction by Organizational Level and Status in a Private University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Effective handling of conflict can result in effective teamwork and leadership, higher morale, increased productivity, satisfied customers, and satisfied employees. Ineffective conflict management styles in the workplace can lead to low levels of job satisfaction, resulting in high levels of turnover. Research indicates that the economic cost to…

Williams, Irene Ana

2011-01-01

139

Job Satisfaction among Newsworkers: The Influence of Professionalism, Perceptions of Organizational Structure, and Social Attributes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores attitudes among Canadian news workers, finding that more professionalism, a less formal and smaller organization, media sector, and several social attributes lead to more job satisfaction. Shows that newspaper workers were most satisfied due to a combination of intrinsic factors, such as autonomy, authority, and control of work; and…

Pollard, George

1995-01-01

140

Organizational Leadership and Its Impact On Social Workers' Job Satisfaction: A National Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reports the results of a national study focusing on leader behavior and job satisfaction of BSW and MSW social workers employed in social service agencies. A stratified, systematic, randomly selected sample of 2,500 social workers who are members of NASW in the United States was surveyed through the use of a mailed questionnaire. The final sample was composed

Kathy Elpers; David J. Westhuis

2008-01-01

141

Organizational Survey of the Naval Petroleum Reserve (NPR) in California  

SciTech Connect

At the request of the Department of Energy, an Organizational Survey (OS) was administered at the Naval Petroleum Reserve (NPR). The OS measured employees' opinions on subjects such as organizational culture, communication, commitment, group cohesion, coordination, safety, environmental issues, and job satisfaction. The result of this work was a quantitative measure of these variables at the NPR site. This report presents these results and discusses their interpretation.

Not Available

1991-11-01

142

Organizational cultural survey of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center  

SciTech Connect

At the request of the Department of Energy, an Organizational Survey (OS) was administered at the Stanford Accelerator Center (SLAC). The OS measured employees' opinions on subjects such as organizational culture, communication, commitment, group cohesion, coordination, safety, environmental issues, and job satisfaction. The result of this work was a quantitative measure of the notion of culture at the SLAC site. This report presents these results and discusses their interpretation.

Not Available

1991-11-01

143

An organizational survey of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center  

SciTech Connect

At the request of the Department of Energy, an Organizational Survey (OS) was administered at the Stanford Accelerator Center (SLAC). The OS measured employees' opinions on subjects such as organizational culture, communication, commitment, group cohesion, coordination, safety, environmental issues, and job satisfaction. The result of this work was a quantitative measure of the notion of culture at the SLAC site. This report presents these results and discusses their interpretation.

Shurberg, D.A.; Haber, S.B.

1991-11-01

144

Organizational cultural survey of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center  

SciTech Connect

At the request of the Department of Energy, an Organizational Survey (OS) was administered at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC). The OS measured employees' opinions on subjects such as organizational culture, communication, commitment, group cohesion, coordination, safety, environmental issues, and job satisfaction. The result of this work was a quantitative measure of the notion of culture at the SLAC site. This report presents these results and discusses their interpretation.

Not Available

1991-11-01

145

Organizational Survey of the Naval Petroleum Reserve (NPR) in California  

SciTech Connect

At the request of the Department of Energy, an Organizational Survey (OS) was administered at the Naval Petroleum Reserve (NPR). The OS measured employees` opinions on subjects such as organizational culture, communication, commitment, group cohesion, coordination, safety, environmental issues, and job satisfaction. The result of this work was a quantitative measure of these variables at the NPR site. This report presents these results and discusses their interpretation.

Not Available

1991-11-01

146

An organizational survey of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center  

SciTech Connect

At the request of the Department of Energy, an Organizational Survey (OS) was administered at the Stanford Accelerator Center (SLAC). The OS measured employees` opinions on subjects such as organizational culture, communication, commitment, group cohesion, coordination, safety, environmental issues, and job satisfaction. The result of this work was a quantitative measure of the notion of culture at the SLAC site. This report presents these results and discusses their interpretation.

Shurberg, D.A.; Haber, S.B.

1991-11-01

147

Understanding Decision-Making, Communication Rules, and Communication Satisfaction as Culture: Implications for Organizational Effectiveness.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study of decision making processes and communication rules, in a corporate setting undergoing change as a result of organizational ineffectiveness, examined whether (1) decisions about formal communication reporting systems were linked to management assumptions about technical creativity/effectiveness, (2) assumptions about…

Shockley-Zalabak, Pamela

148

The Effects of Needs, Organizational Factors and Teacher's Characteristics on Job Satisfaction in Kindergarten Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study is to: (1) identify and assess perceived professional needs of kindergarten teachers; (2) identify perceived professional needs, organizational factors and teachers' characteristics which significantly discriminate between "satisfied teachers" vs. "dissatisfied teachers"; and (3) assess their relative contribution to the…

Avi-Itzhak, Tamara E.

149

Satisfaction and Coherence of Deadline Constraints in Inter-Organizational Workflows  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a The integration of time constraints in Inter-Organizational Workflows (IOWs) is an important issue in the workflow research\\u000a field. Since each partner exposes a limited version of his business process, some information is kept hidden and not visible\\u000a to all partners. The inter-enterprise business process, however, is obtained by joining all activities and control flows that\\u000a have relevant roles within the

Mouna Makni; Samir Tata; Mohamed Moez Yeddes; Nejib Ben Hadj-Alouane

2010-01-01

150

An Empirical Study of the Conceptualization of Overall Organizational Justice and Its Relationship with Psychological Empowerment, Organizational Commitment and Turnover Intention in Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Traditionally, organizational justice has been conceptualized by differentiating the construct into distributive, procedural and interactional justice. In recent years, some researchers have suggested that treating organizational justice as one concept may be a better approach, since the distributive, procedural and interactional justice have…

Tsai, Markus Chia-Han

2012-01-01

151

Correlates among cognitive beliefs, EBP implementation, organizational culture, cohesion and job satisfaction in evidence-based practice mentors from a community hospital system.  

PubMed

Evidence from research and outcomes management projects strongly supports the use of evidence-based practice (EBP) in improving quality of health care and patient outcomes as well as reducing hospital costs. In addition, published anecdotal reports have indicated that clinicians who use an evidence-based approach to care and practice in cultures that support EBP feel more empowered and satisfied in their roles. However, research is lacking that has specifically examined the relationships among beliefs about and implementation of EBP by hospital staff, organizational culture for EBP, group cohesion and job satisfaction. Therefore, the purpose of this descriptive correlational study was to examine the relationships among these variables in 58 health professionals, prior to their participation in a 12-month EBP mentorship program as part of implementing the Advancing Research and Clinical practice through close Collaboration (ARCC) Model in a community hospital system. Findings indicated that participants' EBP beliefs were significantly correlated with perceived organizational culture for EBP, the extent to which they implemented EBP, group cohesion, and job satisfaction. Organizational culture for EBP was significantly and positively related to EBP beliefs and EBP implementation. Findings support the need for hospitals to establish cultures that support EBP and to implement strategies to strengthen individuals' cognitive beliefs about the value of EBP and their ability to implement it for the ultimate purpose of improving quality of care and enhancing job satisfaction. PMID:21074647

Melnyk, Bernadette Mazurek; Fineout-Overholt, Ellen; Giggleman, Martha; Cruz, Ron

2010-01-01

152

Support from the top: supervisors' perceived organizational support as a moderator of leader-member exchange to satisfaction and performance relationships.  

PubMed

The authors hypothesized that supervisors' perceived organizational support (POS) would moderate the relationships between leader-member exchange (LMX), job satisfaction, and job performance. On the basis of social exchange theory, supervisors' exchanges with the organization and subordinates should be interconnected. The authors expected that supervisors with high POS would have more resources to exchange with subordinates. Thus, supervisor POS should enhance the relationships between LMX and job satisfaction and LMX and job performance for subordinates. Hierarchical linear modeling analysis provided support for the hypotheses in a sample of 210 subordinates and 38 supervisors of a grocery store chain. The positive relationship between LMX and job satisfaction was stronger when supervisors had high POS. Moreover, LMX was related to performance only when supervisors had high POS. PMID:17371081

Erdogan, Berrin; Enders, Jeanne

2007-03-01

153

The Impact Assessment of Demographic Factors on Faculty Commitment in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabian Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Organizational commitment is perceived as an attitude of association to the organization by an employee, which leads to particular job-related behaviors such as work absenteeism, job satisfaction and turnover intensions. Turnover is the ratio of the number of workers that had to be replaced in a given time period to the average number of workers.…

Iqbal, Adnan; Kokash, Husam A.; Al-Oun, Salem

2011-01-01

154

The Effects of Organizational Learning Culture and Job Satisfaction on Motivation to Transfer Learning and Turnover Intention  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although organizational learning theory and practice have been clarified by practitioners and scholars over the past several years, there is much to be explored regarding interactions between organizational learning culture and employee learning and performance outcomes. This study examined the relationship of organizational learning culture, job…

Egan, Toby Marshall; Yang, Baiyin; Bartlett, Kenneth R.

2004-01-01

155

Job, Organizational, and Professional Context Antecedents as Predictors of Intent for Interrole Work Transitions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A 4-year study of 672 medical technologists identified interrole work transitions as intent to leave the organization, intent to leave the profession, and intended retirement age. Job satisfaction had a significant impact on intent to leave. Organizational context influenced intent to leave the organization and professional commitment influenced…

Blau, Gary

2000-01-01

156

Expectation Gaps, Job Satisfaction, and Organizational Commitment of Fresh Graduates: Roles of Graduates, Higher Learning Institutions and Employers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The aim of this research is to attempt to reveal the difference between what fresh graduates expect and their actual experiences pertaining to the working environment. Design/methodology/approach: Using a set of self-administered questionnaires, data were collected from 128 graduates. They were asked to indicate their preferences on…

Jusoh, Mazuki; Simun, Maimun; Chong, Siong Choy

2011-01-01

157

The relationship between leader-member relations, job satisfaction and organizational commitment in international tourist hotels in Taiwan  

Microsoft Academic Search

The tourism industry is an indicator of the degree of internationalization and modernization of a country; and hotels are a key part in the tourism industry. According to studies on foreign tourists to Taiwan, expenses for international hotels make up the major portion of the tourists' total costs. Hence, international hotels play a significant role in the industry. The population

Shu-Hsien Liao; Da-Chian Hu; Hui-Ying Chung

2009-01-01

158

The Organizational Social Context of Mental Health Medicaid Waiver Programs with Family Support Services: Implications for Research and Practice  

PubMed Central

Introduction Peer family support specialists (FSS) are parents with practical experience in navigating children’s mental health care systems who provide support, advocacy and guidance to the families of children who need mental health services. Their experience and training differ from those of formally trained mental health clinicians, creating potential conflicts in priorities and values between FSS and clinicians. We hypothesized that these differences could negatively affect the organizational cultures and climates of mental health clinics that employ both FSS and mental health clinicians, and lower the job satisfaction and organizational commitment of FSS. Method The Organizational Social Context (OSC) measure was administered on site to 209 FSS and clinicians in 21 mental health programs in New York State. The study compared the organizational-level culture and climate profiles of mental health clinics that employ both FSS and formally trained clinicians to national norms for child mental health clinics, assessed individual-level job satisfaction and organizational commitment as a function of job (FSS vs. clinician) and other individual-level and organizational-level characteristics, and tested whether FSS and clinicians’ job attitudes are differentially associated with organizational culture and climate. Results The programs’ organizational culture and climate profiles were not significantly different from national norms. Individual-level job satisfaction and organizational commitment were unrelated to position (FSS vs. clinician) or other individual-level and organizational-level characteristics except for culture and climate. Conclusions Organizational culture and climate are not related to the employment of FSS. Both FSS’ and clinicians’ individual-level work attitudes are associated similarly with organizational culture and climate. PMID:24065458

Glisson, Charles; Williams, Nathaniel J.; Green, Philip; Hemmelgarn, Anthony; Hoagwood, Kimberly

2013-01-01

159

Perceptions of Retirement Affect Career Commitment: The Mediating Role of Retirement System Satisfaction for Two Teacher Age Groups  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated a sample of California elementary, intermediate, and high school employed teachers (N = 247) to assess the effects of retirement perceptions on career commitment among teachers who are in different age groupings. Using path analysis, the influence of five retirement perceptions variables was examined: concerns about…

Smith, Justin L.; Conley, Sharon; You, Sukkyung

2015-01-01

160

An organizational survey of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve  

SciTech Connect

At the request of the management of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), an Organizational Survey (OS), identical to the one that has been used prior to Tiger Team Assessments at other Department Energy facilities, was administered at SPR independent of a Tiger Team Assessment. The OS measured employees` opinions on subjects such as organizational culture, communication, commitment, group cohesion, coordination, safety, environmental issues, and job satisfaction. The result of this work was a quantitative measure of these variables at the SPR site. SPR management intends to utilize these results in their self-assessment process in preparation for an upcoming Tiger Team Assessment. This report presents these results and discusses their interpretation.

Shurberg, D.A.; Haber, S.B.

1992-01-01

161

Faculty Satisfaction in Academic Medicine.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the challenges and elements of satisfaction in academic medicine. Proposes a model of academic faculty satisfaction which postulates that organizational, job-related, and personal factors combine to develop self-knowledge, social knowledge, and satisfaction with outcomes of productivity, retention, and learner-patient satisfaction. (DB)

Nyquist, Julie G.; Hitchcock, Maurice A.; Teherani, Arianne

2000-01-01

162

An organizational survey of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. [Organizational survey in preparation for an upcoming Tiger Team Assessment  

SciTech Connect

At the request of the management of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), an Organizational Survey (OS), identical to the one that has been used prior to Tiger Team Assessments at other Department Energy facilities, was administered at SPR independent of a Tiger Team Assessment. The OS measured employees' opinions on subjects such as organizational culture, communication, commitment, group cohesion, coordination, safety, environmental issues, and job satisfaction. The result of this work was a quantitative measure of these variables at the SPR site. SPR management intends to utilize these results in their self-assessment process in preparation for an upcoming Tiger Team Assessment. This report presents these results and discusses their interpretation.

Shurberg, D.A.; Haber, S.B.

1992-01-01

163

The Importance of Teachers' Perceived Organizational Support to Job Satisfaction: What's Empowerment Got to Do with It?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The paper aims to investigate the mediating effect of teacher empowerment on the relationship between teachers' perception of their school support and their intrinsic and extrinsic job satisfaction. Design/methodology/approach: Data were collected from a sample of 2,565 teachers affiliated with 153 Israeli elementary schools. A path…

Bogler, Ronit; Nir, Adam E.

2012-01-01

164

Organizational Cultural Assessment of the Energy Technology Engineering Center  

SciTech Connect

An Organizational Cultural Assessment (OCA) was performed at the Energy Technology Engineering Center (ETEC) by administering an Organizational Culture Survey (OCS) that queried employees on the subjects of organizational culture, various aspects of communication, employee commitment to ETEC, work group cohesion, coordination of work, environmental, safety and health concerns, hazardous nature of work, and overall job satisfaction. A description of each of the scales used to assess these subjects is discussed below. The primary purpose of administering the survey was to attempt to measure, in a more quantitative and objective way the notion of organizational culture,'' that is, the values, attitudes, and beliefs of the individuals working within the organization. In particular, those aspects of the working environment which are believed to be important influences on the operations of a facility and on the safety issues relevant to the organization were assessed. This document describes the results of this survey. 9 refs., 22 figs., 7 tabs.

Not Available

1991-04-01

165

Organizational cultural assessment of the Sandia National Laboratories  

SciTech Connect

An Organizational Cultural Assessment (OCA) was performed at the Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) by administering an Organizational Culture Survey (OCS) that queried employees on the subjects of organizational culture, various aspects of communications, employee commitment, work group cohesion, coordination of work, environmental concerns, hazardous nature of work, safety, and overall job satisfaction. The purpose of the OCS is to measure in a quantitative and objective way the values, attitudes, and beliefs of the individuals working within the organization. The OCS administration at SNL was the fifth to occur at a DOE facility. The sample was randomly selected from each Vice Presidency group, the largest organizational unit at SNL. Scores and significance are discussed and statistically significant differences between groups are identified and discussed.

Not Available

1991-05-01

166

Organizational Cultural Assessment of the Morgantown Energy Technology Center  

SciTech Connect

An Organizational Cultural Assessment (OCA) was performed at the Morgantown Energy Technology Center (METC) by administering an Organizational Culture Survey (OCS) that queried employees on the subjects of organizational culture, various aspects of communications, employee commitment, work group cohesion, coordination of work, environmental, safety, and health concerns, hazardous nature of work, safety and overall job satisfaction. The purpose of the OCS is to measure in a quantitative and objective way the notion of culture; '' that is, the values, attitudes, and beliefs of the individuals working within the organization. In addition, through the OCS, a broad sample of individuals can be reached that would probably not be interviewed or observed during the course of a typical assessment. The OCA also provides a descriptive profile of the organization at one point in time that can than be compared to a profile taken at a different point in time to assess changes in the culture of the organization. 9 refs., 33 figs., 6 tabs.

Not Available

1991-06-01

167

An Organizational Cultural Assessment of the Morgantown Energy Technology Center  

SciTech Connect

An Organizational Cultural Assessment (OCA) was performed at the Morgantown Energy Technology Center (METC) by administering an Organizational Culture Survey (OCS) that queried employees on the subjects of organizational culture, various aspects of communications, employee commitment, work group cohesion, coordination of work, environmental, safety, and health concerns, hazardous nature of work, safety and overall job satisfaction. The purpose of the OCS is to measure in a quantitative and objective way the notion of culture;'' that is, the values, attitudes, and beliefs of the individuals working within the organization. In addition, through the OCS, a broad sample of individuals can be reached that would probably not be interviewed or observed during the course of a typical assessment. The OCA also provides a descriptive profile of the organization at one point in time that can then be compared to a profile taken at a different point in time to assess changes in the culture of the organization. 9 refs., 33 figs., 6 tabs.

Crouch, D.A.; Haber, S.B.

1991-06-01

168

Commitment in the workplace: toward a general model  

Microsoft Academic Search

It is now well recognized that employees can develop multiple work-relevant commitments, and that commitment itself is a multidimensional construct. Unfortunately, there remains considerable disagreement, both within and across work commitment literatures (e.g., organizational, occupational, union), about what commitment is, its dimensionality, how it develops, and how it affects behavior. We argue that commitment should have a “core essence” regardless

John P Meyer; Lynne Herscovitch

2001-01-01

169

Resistance, Justice, and Commitment to Change  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research focused on individual responses to organizational change by exploring the relationships among individual resistance, organizational justice, and commitment to change following organizational change implementations in three organizations. To accomplish this, Web-based questionnaires were used to gather individual-level quantitative…

Foster, Rex D.

2010-01-01

170

The mediating effect of job satisfaction and organizational commitment on self-reported performance: more robust evidence of the PSM—performance relationship  

Microsoft Academic Search

Public service motivation (PSM) has been linked to various outcome variables, but as more and more public administration research is devoted to improving performance, the possible link between PSM and performance is increasingly of interest. The current study contributes to this literature by investigating whether this relationship is present in a dataset of Belgian civil servants. The results corroborate the

W. V. Vandenabeele

2009-01-01

171

The Issue of Control in Jail: The Effects of Professionalism, Detainee Control, and Administrative Support on Job Stress, Job Satisfaction, and Organizational Commitment among Jail Staff  

Microsoft Academic Search

Jails are important, yet understudied, components of the American criminal justice system. While most research on correctional\\u000a personnel has focused on prisons, a growing body of work is beginning to emerge on jails. This is encouraging given the unique\\u000a circumstances that occur within jail environments (e.g., diversity and mobility of offenders, health issues among detainees,\\u000a overcrowding, lack of training among

Eugene A. Paoline; Eric G. Lambert

172

UO Organizational Development and Training HUMAN RESOURCES, ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING  

E-print Network

UO Organizational Development and Training HUMAN RESOURCES, ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING://odt.uoregon.edu An equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance Organizational Development and Training HUMAN RESOURCES, ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING 5210 University

Oregon, University of

173

An organizational survey of the Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center  

SciTech Connect

An Organizational Survey (OS) was administrated at the Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center (PETC) that queried employees on the subjects of organizational culture, various aspects of communications, employee commitment, work group cohesion, coordination of work, environmental, safety, and health concerns, hazardous nature of work, safety and overall job satisfaction. The purpose of the OS is to measure in a quantitative and objective way the notion of culture''; that is, the values attitudes, and beliefs of the individuals working within the organization. In addition, through the OS, a broad sample of individuals can be reached that would probably not be interviewed or observed during the course of a typical assessment. The OS also provides a descriptive profile of the organization at one point in time that can then be compared to a profile taken at a different point in time to assess changes in the culture of the organization.

Stock, D.A.; Shurberg, D.A.; Haber, S.B.

1991-09-01

174

An organizational survey of the Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center  

SciTech Connect

An Organizational Survey (OS) was administrated at the Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center (PETC) that queried employees on the subjects of organizational culture, various aspects of communications, employee commitment, work group cohesion, coordination of work, environmental, safety, and health concerns, hazardous nature of work, safety and overall job satisfaction. The purpose of the OS is to measure in a quantitative and objective way the notion of ``culture``; that is, the values attitudes, and beliefs of the individuals working within the organization. In addition, through the OS, a broad sample of individuals can be reached that would probably not be interviewed or observed during the course of a typical assessment. The OS also provides a descriptive profile of the organization at one point in time that can then be compared to a profile taken at a different point in time to assess changes in the culture of the organization.

Stock, D.A.; Shurberg, D.A.; Haber, S.B.

1991-09-01

175

Organizational Cultural Assessment of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

An Organizational Cultural Assessment (OCA) was performed at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) by administering an Organizational Culture Survey (OCS) that queried employees on the subjects of organizational culture, various aspects of communication, employee commitment to PPPL, work group cohesion, coordination of work, environmental, safety, and health concerns, hazardous nature of work, and overall job satisfaction. A description of each of the scales used to assess these subjects is discussed below. The primary purpose of administering the survey was to attempt to measure, in a more quantitative and objective way the notion of organizational culture,'' that is, the values, attitudes, and beliefs of the individuals working within the organization. In particular, those aspects of the working environment which are believed to be important influences on the operations of a facility and on the safety issues relevant to the organization were assessed. In addition, by conducting a survey, a broad sampling of the individuals in the organization can be obtained. Finally, the OCS provides a descriptive profile of the organization at one point in time. This profile can then be used as a baselines point against which comparisons of other points in time can be made. Such comparisons may prove valuable and would help to assess changes in the organizational culture. Comparisons of the profiles can also be made across similar facilities. 9 refs., 27 figs., 8 tabs.

Not Available

1991-03-01

176

26 CFR 801.2 - Measuring organizational performance.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Officers Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-576, 108 Stat. 2838). Thus, organizational measures of customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction, and business results (including quality and quantity measures as described in § 801.6T)...

2013-04-01

177

26 CFR 801.2 - Measuring organizational performance.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Officers Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-576, 108 Stat. 2838). Thus, organizational measures of customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction, and business results (including quality and quantity measures as described in § 801.6T)...

2012-04-01

178

26 CFR 801.2 - Measuring organizational performance.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Officers Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-576, 108 Stat. 2838). Thus, organizational measures of customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction, and business results (including quality and quantity measures as described in § 801.6T)...

2011-04-01

179

26 CFR 801.2 - Measuring organizational performance.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Officers Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-576, 108 Stat. 2838). Thus, organizational measures of customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction, and business results (including quality and quantity measures as described in § 801.6T)...

2010-04-01

180

26 CFR 801.2 - Measuring organizational performance.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...Officers Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-576, 108 Stat. 2838). Thus, organizational measures of customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction, and business results (including quality and quantity measures as described in § 801.6T)...

2014-04-01

181

17 CFR 300.400 - Satisfaction of customer claims for standardized options.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 false Satisfaction of customer claims for standardized...Commitments § 300.400 Satisfaction of customer claims for standardized...delivered to or on behalf of customers in satisfaction of claims pursuant to...

2010-04-01

182

17 CFR 300.400 - Satisfaction of customer claims for standardized options.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-04-01 false Satisfaction of customer claims for standardized...Commitments § 300.400 Satisfaction of customer claims for standardized...delivered to or on behalf of customers in satisfaction of claims pursuant to...

2013-04-01

183

17 CFR 300.400 - Satisfaction of customer claims for standardized options.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...2014-04-01 false Satisfaction of customer claims for standardized...Commitments § 300.400 Satisfaction of customer claims for standardized...delivered to or on behalf of customers in satisfaction of claims pursuant...

2014-04-01

184

17 CFR 300.400 - Satisfaction of customer claims for standardized options.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-04-01 false Satisfaction of customer claims for standardized...Commitments § 300.400 Satisfaction of customer claims for standardized...delivered to or on behalf of customers in satisfaction of claims pursuant to...

2012-04-01

185

17 CFR 300.400 - Satisfaction of customer claims for standardized options.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-04-01 false Satisfaction of customer claims for standardized...Commitments § 300.400 Satisfaction of customer claims for standardized...delivered to or on behalf of customers in satisfaction of claims pursuant to...

2011-04-01

186

Commitment Profiles: The Configural Effect of the Forms and Foci of Commitment on Work Outcomes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study is based upon the conceptual linking of the multidimensional and multi-focal nature of work-related commitment. The main aims of our study were to create, through K-means cluster analysis, commitment profiles based on the three components of organizational and occupational commitment, and to examine their joint effect on key work…

Tsoumbris, Petros; Xenikou, Athena

2010-01-01

187

AN EXPLORATION OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SATISFACTION WITH ORGANIZATIONAL REWARDS AND AN INDIVIDUAL'S TENDENCY TO REPORT PERCEIVED DYSFUNCTIONAL BUDGET BEHAVIOR OF OTHERS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The relationship between an individual's satisfaction with aspects of an organization's reward structure and the individual's perceptions of the tendency of others to engage in dysfunctional budget behavior was explored using respondents from a public accounting firm. An optimal predictive model was sought. Significant relationships are observed. PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY The purpose of this study is to empirically investigate

Mary Collins

188

Effects of war exposure on Air Force personnel’s mental health, job burnout and other organizational related outcomes  

PubMed Central

Longitudinal data from a stratified representative sample of U.S. Air Force personnel (N = 1009) deployed to the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other locations were analyzed in this study. Using structural equation models, we examined the effects of war exposure on traumatic experiences, Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) symptoms, resource loss, and on subsequent functioning, perceived health, and on job and organizationally relevant outcomes. The job and organizational outcomes included job burnout, job involvement, job strain, job satisfaction, work-family conflict, organizational commitment, deployment readiness, and intention to reenlist. We found that deployment to the theater of the war increased risk of exposure to trauma, which in turn, predicted elevated PTS symptoms and resource loss. PTS symptoms predicted later loss of resources and deterioration in perceived health and functioning. In turn, resource loss predicted negative job and organizational outcomes. Exposure to trauma fully mediated the effects of deployment to the theater of war on PTS symptoms and resource loss and had additional significant indirect effects on several job and organizational relevant outcomes. For returning veterans, deployment to the theater of war, exposure to trauma, PTS symptoms, and resource loss represents a ‘cascading’ chain of events that over time results in a decline of health and functioning as well as in adverse job and organizationally relevant outcomes that may affect organizational effectiveness. PMID:21280941

Vinokur, Amiram D.; Pierce, Penny F.; Lewandowski-Romps, Lisa; Hobfoll, Stevan E.; Galea, Sandro

2011-01-01

189

An organizational cultural assessment of Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

An Organizational Cultural Assessment (OCA) was performed at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL) by administering an Organizational Culture Survey (OCS) that queried employees on the subjects of organizational culture, various aspects of communications employee commitment, work group cohesion, coordination of work, environmental concerns, hazardous nature of work, safety and overall job satisfaction. Many of these subjects are assessed in the OCS through highly developed and validated scales that have been administered in many different types of organizations. Some of the issues, especially the questions on environmental concerns, are newly developed and are still being modified. The purpose of the OCS is to measure in a quantitative and objective way the notion of culture;'' that is, the values, attitudes and beliefs of the individuals working within the organization. In addition, through the OCS, a broad sample of individuals can be reached that would probably not be interviewed or observed during the course of a typical assessment. The OCS also provides a descriptive profile of the organization at one point in time that can than be compared to a profile taken at a different point in time to assess changes in the culture of the organization. All data from the OCS is presented in group summaries, by division, managerial level, and job classification. Statistically significant differences between groups are identified and discussed. The organizational profile which emerges from the results of the LBL samples is a positive one. The overall cultural style is best described as a constructive one, with high mean scores on the Humanistic, Affiliative, Achievement and Self-actualizing Scales. Four aspects to the communication process were assessed in this OCS; Trust, Accuracy, Interaction and Satisfaction. 9 refs., 57 figs., 6 tabs.

Haber, S.B.; Crouch, D.A.

1991-02-15

190

Workplace Commitment: A Conceptual Model Developed from Integrative Review of the Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article investigates the previous research and theories of workplace commitment using content analysis and concept mapping. It provides a conceptual model of workplace commitment, integrating the literature on organizational commitment, occupational/career commitment, and individual commitment. The significance of this article lies in the…

Fornes, Sandra L.; Rocco, Tonette S.; Wollard, Karen K.

2008-01-01

191

The Measurement of Job Satisfaction in Korea.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Job satisfaction is highly researched in industrial and organizational psychology, and the Job Descriptive Index (JDI) is often used to measure job satisfaction. The JDI has been shown to have significant convergent and discriminant validities, good internal consistency and stability, and has been related to various personal and job factors. While…

Tak, Jinkook; Downey, Ronald G.

192

The Impact of Trust on Organization Commitment  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

As the global economy continues to spawn competitive forces, organizations have sought to become more competitive by cutting costs, eliminating non-value added work, and using more automation. Jobs have become broader and more flexible leading to a leaner workforce with higher-level knowledge and skills and more responsibility for day-to-day decisions. More than ever, organizations depend on employees as the innovators and designers of products and processes and as a source of strategic advantage. Therefore employee commitment among knowledge workers is needed to maintain organizational viability. It would seem that stronger relationships due to greater dependency, involvement, and investment would develop between employers and high-technology workers resulting in more committed employees. However, the opposite has been evidenced as key knowledge workers are changing jobs frequently. This may be due to a perceived lack of commitment by management to its employees. The notion of exchange may dominate the development of organizational commitment whereby an individual decides what to give a firm (commitment, extra effort, better performance, etc.) based on what the firm gives them (e.g., trust and security). It is the relationship between an employee's organizational commitment and the responding level of trust in the organization that is examined in this paper. An experiment is described that will seek to identify this relationship. Preliminary results are expected to show a positive relationship whereby employee commitment is positively correlated with organizational trust.

Robinson, Kimberly; Stinson, Thomas N. (Technical Monitor)

2002-01-01

193

An Organizational Cultural Assessment of Sandia National Laboratories  

SciTech Connect

An Organizational Cultural Assessment (OCA) was performed at the Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) by administering an Organizational Culture Survey (OCS) that queried employees on the subjects of organizational culture, various aspects of communications, employee commitment, work group cohesion, coordination of work, environmental concerns, hazardous nature of work, safety and overall job satisfaction. Many of these subjects are assessed in the OCS through highly developed and validated scales that have been administered in many different types of organizations. Some of the issues, especially the questions on environmental, safety, and health concerns, are newly developed and are still being modified. The purpose of the OCS is to measure in a quantitative and objective way the notion of culture;'' that is, the values, attitudes, and beliefs of the individuals working within the organization. In addition, through the OCS, a broad sample of individuals can be reached that would probably not be interviewed or observed during the course of a typical assessment. The OCS also provides a descriptive profile of the organization at one point in time that can then be compared to a profile taken at a different point in time to assess changes in the culture of the organization. 9 refs., 81 figs., 6 tabs.

Haber, S.B.; Crouch, D.A.

1991-05-01

194

An Organizational Cultural Assessment of Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

An Organizational Cultural Assessment (OCA) was performed at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) by administering an Organizational Culture Survey (OCS) that queried employees on the subjects of organizational culture, various aspects of communications, employee commitment, work group cohesion, coordination of work, environmental concerns, hazardous nature of work, safety and overall job satisfaction. Many of these subjects are assessed in the OCS through highly developed and validated scales that have been administered in many different types of organizations. Some of the issues, especially the questions on environmental, safety and health concerns, are newly developed and are still being modified. The purpose of the OCS is to measure in a quantitative and objective way the notion of culture;'' that is, the values, attitudes, and beliefs of the individuals working within the organization. In addition, through the OCS, a broad sample of individuals can be reached that would probably not be interviewed or observed during the course of a typical assessment. The OCS also provides a descriptive profile of the organization at one point in time that can then be compared to a profile taken at a different point in time to assess changes in the culture of the organization.

Haber, S.B.; Crouch, D.A.

1991-03-15

195

Customer Satisfaction with Training Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A model for evaluating customer satisfaction with training programs was tested with training purchasers. The model confirmed two types of projects: training aimed at achieving learning results and at changing job performance. The model did not fit for training intended to support organizational change. (Contains 31 references.) (SK)

Mulder, Martin

2001-01-01

196

Factors Affecting Survival and Satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article consists of four parts. First, the authors review the literature on factors that affect job satisfaction and longevity among various professional groups. Second, they report the results of a pilot survey of 27 master's level oncology social workers in Michigan designed to explore the perceived impact of variables identified in the literature-personal history, patient-related factors, organizational dynamics, social

Linda Supple-Diaz; Debbie Mattison

1992-01-01

197

An organizational cultural assessment of the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

An Organizational Cultural Assessment (OCA) was performed at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) by administering an Organizational Culture Survey (OCS) that queried employees on the subjects of organizational culture, various aspects of communication, employee commitment, work group cohesion, coordination of work, environmental concerns, hazardous nature of work, safety, and overall job satisfaction. A description of each of the scales used to access these subjects is discussed. The primary purpose of administering the survey was to attempt to measure, in a quantitative and objective way the notion of organizational culture,'' that is, the values, attitudes, and beliefs of the individuals working within the organization. In particular, those aspects of the working environment which are believed to be important influences on the operations of a facility and on the safety issues relevant to the organization were assessed. In addition, by conducting a survey, a broad sampling of the individuals in the organization can be obtained. This is especially important when the survey is utilized in conjunction with an assessment or inspection team which typically has only a limited amount of resources to address many issues. The OCS provides a broad, but comprehensive picture of the organization by querying a much larger number of individuals than could be reached through the assessment team alone. Finally, the OCS provides a descriptive profile of the organization at one point in time. This profile can then be used as a baseline point against which comparisons of other points in time can be made. Such comparisons may prove valuable and would help to assess changes in the organizational culture. Comparisons of the profiles can also be made across similar facilities. 9 refs., 194 figs., 6 tabs.

Crouch, D.A.; Haber, S.B.

1991-07-01

198

Manifesto Commitments  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

On July 13, the Blair Administration published the "Government's Annual Report" for 1999-2000. As always, the Annual Report celebrates the accomplishments of the government and predicts a rosy future for a Labour-led Britain. The Manifesto Commitments page, hosted by the Prime Minister's official site, details the 177 commitments made by the Labour Party in the 1997 election for the five years of the Parliament and the progress made so far on each one.

199

Practitioner Organizational  

E-print Network

Academic­ Practitioner Exchange: Organizational Culture Matthew Dull is an assistant professor professionalism. E-mail: mdull@vt.edu Academic­Practitioner Exchange: Organizational Culture 857 Matthew Dull Virginia Tech Leadership and Organizational Culture: Sustaining Dialogue between Practitioners and Scholars

Buehrer, R. Michael

200

1 Organizational Sciences and Communication ORGANIZATIONAL SCIENCES  

E-print Network

1 Organizational Sciences and Communication ORGANIZATIONAL SCIENCES AND COMMUNICATION The communication and organizational sciences majors are offered by the Department of Organizational Sciences. The Department of Organizational Sciences and Communication offers interdisciplinary programs leading

Vertes, Akos

201

Pathways to success for moderately defined careers: a study of relationships among prestige/autonomy, job satisfaction, career commitment, career path, training and learning, and performance as perceived by project managers  

E-print Network

individuals make meaning in their job contexts and provide avenues to meet intrinsic and extrinsic rewards, including economic and social status (Adamson, 1997; Callanan, 2003). As a result, individual perceptions of career paths may impact job satisfaction...

Carden, Lila Lenoria

2007-09-17

202

Trust and Commitments as Unifying Bases for Social Computing  

E-print Network

: model the contents of the relationships Trust Commitments Other normative relationships, as needed or friendship) Familial Communal Organizational Practical (task-specific) How may we abstract out trust to apply

203

Job satisfaction and job performance: is the relationship spurious?  

E-print Network

The link between job satisfaction and job performance is one of the most studied relationships in industrial/organizational psychology. Meta-analysis (Judge, Thoresen, Bono, & Patton, 2001) has estimated the magnitude of this relationship to be ?...

Cook, Allison Laura

2009-05-15

204

Impact of practice arrangements on physicians' satisfaction.  

PubMed

This research examines the effect of practice arrangements on five dimensions of physicians' satisfaction (i.e., personal factors, resources, peer review, profession, and state regulations) and the moderating effect of job autonomy and decision making on this relationship. This research finds that physicians who work for HMOs and hospitals are more satisfied with job resources, regulatory climate, and their professions, compared with physicians who are self-employed (solo and group practices). Physicians who work for HMOs and hospitals have less autonomy and decision-making power, compared with self-employed physicians. Also, job autonomy partially moderates the relationship between organizational arrangement and physicians' satisfaction with job resources and satisfaction with the profession. Decision making does not moderate the organizational arrangement and physicians' satisfaction relationship. PMID:15346833

Nixon, Robert L; Jaramillo, Fernando

2003-01-01

205

Organizational cultural survey of the Los Alamos Site  

SciTech Connect

An Organizational Survey (OS) was administered at the Los Alamos Site that queried employees on the subjects of organizational culture, various aspects of communications, employee commitment, work group cohesion, coordination of work, environmental, safety, and health concerns, hazardous nature of work, safety and overall job satisfaction. The purpose of the OS is to measure in a quantitative and objective way the notion of ``culture;`` that is, the values, attitudes, and beliefs of the individuals working within the organization. In addition, through the OS, a broad sample of individuals can be reached that would probably not be interviewed or observed during the course of a typical assessment. The OS also provides a descriptive profile of the organization at one point in time that can then be compared to a profile taken at a different point in time to assess changes in the culture of the organization. While comparisons among groups are made, it is not the purpose of this report to make evaluative statements of which profile may be positive or negative. However, using the data presented in this report in conjunction with other evaluative activities, may provide useful insight into the organization.

Not Available

1991-11-01

206

Organizational cultural survey of the Los Alamos Site  

SciTech Connect

An Organizational Survey (OS) was administered at the Los Alamos Site that queried employees on the subjects of organizational culture, various aspects of communications, employee commitment, work group cohesion, coordination of work, environmental, safety, and health concerns, hazardous nature of work, safety and overall job satisfaction. The purpose of the OS is to measure in a quantitative and objective way the notion of culture;'' that is, the values, attitudes, and beliefs of the individuals working within the organization. In addition, through the OS, a broad sample of individuals can be reached that would probably not be interviewed or observed during the course of a typical assessment. The OS also provides a descriptive profile of the organization at one point in time that can then be compared to a profile taken at a different point in time to assess changes in the culture of the organization. While comparisons among groups are made, it is not the purpose of this report to make evaluative statements of which profile may be positive or negative. However, using the data presented in this report in conjunction with other evaluative activities, may provide useful insight into the organization.

Not Available

1991-11-01

207

An organizational survey of the Los Alamos Site  

SciTech Connect

An Organizational Survey (OS) was administered at the Los Alamos Site that queried employees on the subjects of organizational culture, various aspects of communications, employee commitment, work group cohesion, coordination of work, environmental, safety, and health concern, hazardous nature of work, safety and overall job satisfaction. The purpose of the OS is to measure in a quantitative and objective way the notion of ``culture;`` that is, the values, attitudes, and beliefs of the individuals working within the organization. In addition, through the OS, a broad sample of individuals can be reached that would probably not be interviewed or observed during the course of a typical assessment. The OS also provides a descriptive profile of the organization at one point in time that can then be compared to a profile taken at a different point in time to assess changes in the culture of the organization. While comparisons among groups are made, it is not the purpose of this report to make evaluative statements of which profile may be positive or negative. However, using the data presented in this report in conjunction with other evaluative activities, may provide useful insight into the organization. The OS administration at the Los Alamos Site was the ninth to occur at a Department of Energy (DOE) facility. All data from the OS is presented in group summaries, by organization, department or directorate within organization, supervisory level both overall and within organization, and staff classification within organization. Statistically significant differences between groups are identified and discussed. 9 refs., 94 figs., 11 tabs.

Shurberg, D.A.; Haber, S.B.

1991-11-01

208

Organizational Culture and Safety  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

'..only a fool perseveres in error.' Cicero. Humans will break the most advanced technological devices and override safety and security systems if they are given the latitude. Within the workplace, the operator may be just one of several factors in causing accidents or making risky decisions. Other variables considered for their involvement in the negative and often catastrophic outcomes include the organizational context and culture. Many organizations have constructed and implemented safety programs to be assimilated into their culture to assure employee commitment and understanding of the importance of everyday safety. The purpose of this paper is to examine literature on organizational safety cultures and programs that attempt to combat vulnerability, risk taking behavior and decisions and identify the role of training in attempting to mitigate unsafe acts.

Adams, Catherine A.

2003-01-01

209

Management Commitment  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Wenn eine Führungskraft auf freiwilliger Grundlage eine bestimmte Leistung erbringen möchte und sich dazu auch verpflichtet\\u000a fühlt, bezeichnet das in der modernen Unternehmenslandschaft ein Management Commitment. Ein solches persönliches Leistungsversprechen bezieht sich überwiegend (nicht ausschließlich) auf einen bestimmten Zeitraum,\\u000a in der Regel verknüpft mit der Entscheidung über den operativen (kurzfristigen) Businessplan des nächsten Geschäftsjahrs.\\u000a Das in internationalen Konzernen übliche Management

Peter Maier

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Commitment Predictors: Long-Distance versus Geographically Close Relationships  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this web-based study, the authors examined long-distance relationships (LDRs) and geographically close relationships (GCRs). Two hierarchical multiple regressions (N = 138) indicated that attachment predicted LDR and GCR commitment in Step 1. Final equations indicated that high satisfaction and investments predicted LDR commitment, whereas low…

Pistole, M. Carole; Roberts, Amber; Mosko, Jonathan E.

2010-01-01

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Organizational Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Scholars representing the field of organizational science, broadly defined as including many fields--organizational behavior and development, management, workplace performance, and so on--were asked to identify what they considered to be the most exciting and imaginative work currently being done in their field, as well as how that work might…

Beriwal, Madhu; Clegg, Stewart; Collopy, Fred; McDaniel, Reuben, Jr.; Morgan, Gareth; Sutcliffe, Kathleen; Kaufman, Roger; Marker, Anthony; Selwyn, Neil

2013-01-01

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Organizational Culture  

Microsoft Academic Search

The concept of organizational culture has received increasing attention in recent years both from academics and practitioners. This article presents the author’s view of how culture should be defined and analyzed if it is to be of use in the field of organizational psychology. Other concepts are reviewed, a brief history is provided, and case materials are presented to illustrate

Edgar H. Schein

1990-01-01

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Emotional structure and commitment: implications for health care management  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper aims to determine if the emotional structure of direct healthcare workers was related to their commitment to the organization. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A total of 105 direct healthcare workers completed self-report surveys to determine their emotional intelligence, emotional coping ability, and affective organizational commitment. Pearson Product Moment Correlation and independent sample t tests were used to analyze

John Humphreys; Bill Brunsen; Dale Davis

2005-01-01

214

How Do Different Types of Community Commitment Influence Brand Commitment? The Mediation of Brand Attachment  

PubMed Central

Abstract Although previous research indicates that participation in a brand community may foster consumer loyalty to the brand in question, research has seldom examined the mediating effect of community commitment on brand commitment. Drawing from the typologies of organizational commitment, we divide community commitment into three components: continuance community commitment (continuance CC), affective community commitment (affective CC), and normative community commitment (normative CC). We then assess the mediating role of brand attachment in the relationship between these three components and brand commitment. We test the hypotheses using a sample of online mobile phone brand communities in China. The empirical results reveal that brand attachment exerts an indirect (but not mediated) effect on the relationship between continuance CC and brand commitment and on the relationship between normative CC and brand commitment. We also find that it exerts a partial mediating effect on the relationship between affective CC and brand commitment. The findings contribute to the branding literature and have important implications for brand community management. PMID:23768073

Zhang, Ning; Su, Chen-ting; Zhou, Nan

2013-01-01

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How do different types of community commitment influence brand commitment? The mediation of brand attachment.  

PubMed

Although previous research indicates that participation in a brand community may foster consumer loyalty to the brand in question, research has seldom examined the mediating effect of community commitment on brand commitment. Drawing from the typologies of organizational commitment, we divide community commitment into three components: continuance community commitment (continuance CC), affective community commitment (affective CC), and normative community commitment (normative CC). We then assess the mediating role of brand attachment in the relationship between these three components and brand commitment. We test the hypotheses using a sample of online mobile phone brand communities in China. The empirical results reveal that brand attachment exerts an indirect (but not mediated) effect on the relationship between continuance CC and brand commitment and on the relationship between normative CC and brand commitment. We also find that it exerts a partial mediating effect on the relationship between affective CC and brand commitment. The findings contribute to the branding literature and have important implications for brand community management. PMID:23768073

Zhang, Ning; Zhou, Zhi-min; Su, Chen-ting; Zhou, Nan

2013-11-01

216

Effects of ethical context on conflict and commitment among Chinese accountants  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to addresses the impact of organizational ethical context (ethical climate and ethical culture) and Machiavellianism on organizational-professional conflict (OPC) and affective organizational commitment (OC) among Chinese accountants. The paper also aims to test for interactive effects of ethical context and Machiavellianism. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper is based on a field survey of

William E. Shafer; Zhihong Wang

2010-01-01

217

Stress and Job Satisfaction among Primary Headteachers: A Question of Balance?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores perceived stress and job satisfaction among 36 primary British headteachers. Around half reported high levels of occupational stress; half were satisfied with their work. Highest satisfaction levels came from personal and organizational factors. School organization was a source of stress and satisfaction. Social support was perceived as…

Chaplain, Roland P.

2001-01-01

218

Knowledge Management Antecedents and Its Impact on Employee Satisfaction: A Study on Indian Telecommunication Industries  

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Purpose: Managers in many organizations have indicated that in today's highly competitive environment, knowledge management will be the key to organizational success in this millennium. This paper aims to analyze how the organizational culture and organizational learning impacts knowledge management, and ultimately the satisfaction of employees…

Singh, Ajay Kr.; Sharma, Vandna

2011-01-01

219

Organizational Cultural Assessment of the Solar Energy Research Institute  

SciTech Connect

An Organizational Cultural Assessment (OCA) was performed at the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI) by administering an Organizational Culture Survey (OCS) that queried employees on the subjects of organizational culture, various aspects of communications, employee commitment, work group cohesion, coordination of work, environmental concerns, hazardous nature of work, safety and overall job satisfaction. The purpose of the OCS is to measure in a quantitative and objective way the notion of culture;'' that is, the values, attitudes, and beliefs of the individuals working within the organization. In addition, through the OCS, a broad simple of individuals can be reached that would probably not be interviewed or observed during the course of a typical assessment. The OCS also provides a descriptive profile of the organization at one point in time that can then be compared to a profile taken at a different point in time to assess changes in the culture of the organization. All data from the OCS is presented in group summaries, by division, supervisory level, and staff classification. Statistically significant differences between groups are identified and discussed. The most notable finding which emerges from the OCA conducted at SERI is that it is a very homogeneous organization as indicated by the few statistically significant differences found between divisions/offices, staff classifications, and supervisory levels. The results also indicate SERI to be an organization which places a large amount of emphasis on those behaviors which are considered constructive'' (i.e., Humanistic-Encouraging, Affiliative, Achievement, Self-Actualizing) and, although to a lesser extent, on those behaviors which could be regarded as passive/defensive'' (i.e., Approval, Conventional, Dependent, Avoidance). 9 refs., 11 figs., 6 tabs.

none,

1991-06-01

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Organizational Cultural Assessment of the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

An Organizational Cultural Assessment (OCA) was performed at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) by administering an Organizational Culture Survey (OCS) that queried employees on the subjects of organizational culture, various aspects of communications, employee commitment, work group cohesion, coordination of work, environmental concerns, hazardous nature of work, safety and overall job satisfaction. Many of these subjects are assessed in the OCS through highly developed and validated scales that have been administered in many different types of organizations. The purpose of the OCS is to measure in a quantitative and objective way the notion of culture;'' that is, the values, attitudes, and beliefs of the individuals working within the organization. In addition, through the OCS, a broad sample of individuals can be reached that would probably not be interviewed or observed during the course of a typical assessment. The OCS also provides a descriptive profile of the organization at one point in time that can then be compared to a profile taken at a different point in time to assess changes in the culture of the organization. The OCS administration at the INEL was the sixth to occur at a Department of Energy (DOE) facility. The INEL Organization is somewhat different from other DOE facilities are which the OCS was administered, due to the presence of six different major operating contractors. The seven organizations assessed at the INEL are: (1) Argonne National Laboratory -- West; (2) DOE Fire Department/Radiological and Environmental Sciences Laboratory; (3) EG G Idaho Incorporated; (4) MK Ferguson; (5) Protection Technology Incorporated; (6) Rockwell; and (7) Westinghouse Idaho Nuclear Company Incorporated. All data from the OCS is presented in group summaries by organization, Supervisory Level, Staff Classification, and department within organization. Statistically significant differences between groups are identified and discussed.

Not Available

1991-06-01

221

Finding the path to organizational excellence in Portugese local government: A performance measurement approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

Performance measurement is essential to support the quest for Organizational Excellence. To be effective, the performance measurement system must be based on the drivers of success. A literature review and previous empirical research suggest that Total Quality Management principles and core concepts are the drivers of Organizational Excellence. Moreover, because Organizational Excellence implies the simultaneous satisfaction of the various stakeholders,

T. P. Mani; Patrícia Moura e Sá; Gopal Kanji

2003-01-01

222

Resonant leadership and workplace empowerment: the value of positive organizational cultures in reducing workplace incivility.  

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Nursing leaders are indispensable in creating positive nursing work environments that retain an empowered and satisfied nursing workforce. Positive and supportive leadership styles can lower patient mortality and improve nurses' health, job satisfaction, organizational commitment, emotional exhaustion, and intent to stay in their position. The results of this study support the role of positive leadership approaches that empower nurses and discourage workplace incivility and burnout in nursing work environments. The findings also provide empirical support for the notion of resonant leadership, a relatively new theory of relationship-focused leadership approaches. This research adds to the growing body of knowledge documenting the key role of positive leadership practices in creating healthy work environments that promote retention of nurses in a time of a severe nursing shortage. PMID:24689153

Laschinger, Heather K Spence; Wong, Carol A; Cummings, Greta G; Grau, Ashley L

2014-01-01

223

Correlates of Gay and Lesbian Couples' Relationship Satisfaction  

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Correlates of Gay and Lesbian Couples' Relationship Satisfaction and Relationship Dissolution John of committed gay and lesbian cohabiting couples engaged in two conversations after being apart for at least 8 that satisfaction and stability in gay and lesbian relationships are related to similar emotional qualities

Gross, James J.

224

From Personal Ethos to Organizational Vision: Narratives of Visionary Educational Leaders  

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Purpose: Successful visionary educational leaders promote a shared vision with great commitment and manage to connect other organizational members to it. In spite of this, the source of their personal commitment to the organizational vision has not yet been the subject of extended study. The purpose of this paper is to correct this by…

Yoeli, Raya; Berkovich, Izhak

2010-01-01

225

NUPlans Web Commitments  

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NUPlans Web Commitments Job Aid CommitmentsNUPlansWebV1.1 Last Updated 4/14/2013 - mac © 2013 Northwestern University FMS705 NUPlans Web 1 of 3 Commitments in NUPlans Web Commitments are a form of revenue of commitment funds. The process is facilitated in NUPlans Web. Note: security access is required to view

Shull, Kenneth R.

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Promoting ethical behavior and organizational citizenship behaviors: The influence of corporate ethical values  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the present study, a model of antecedents and outcomes of ethical behavior in work organizations was developed and tested. Antecedents included are corporate ethical values, organizational justice, and organizational commitment. The outcome of organizational citizenship behaviors was also examined. Data were gathered from 489 members of a regional chapter of the National Association of Purchasing Managers (NAPM). Structural equation modeling

Thomas L. Baker; Tammy G. Hunt; Martha C. Andrews

2006-01-01

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The effects of health worker motivation and job satisfaction on turnover intention in Ghana: a cross-sectional study  

PubMed Central

Background Motivation and job satisfaction have been identified as key factors for health worker retention and turnover in low- and middle-income countries. District health managers in decentralized health systems usually have a broadened ‘decision space’ that enables them to positively influence health worker motivation and job satisfaction, which in turn impacts on retention and performance at district-level. The study explored the effects of motivation and job satisfaction on turnover intention and how motivation and satisfaction can be improved by district health managers in order to increase retention of health workers. Methods We conducted a cross-sectional survey in three districts of the Eastern Region in Ghana and interviewed 256 health workers from several staff categories (doctors, nursing professionals, allied health workers and pharmacists) on their intentions to leave their current health facilities as well as their perceptions on various aspects of motivation and job satisfaction. The effects of motivation and job satisfaction on turnover intention were explored through logistic regression analysis. Results Overall, 69% of the respondents reported to have turnover intentions. Motivation (OR?=?0.74, 95% CI: 0.60 to 0.92) and job satisfaction (OR?=?0.74, 95% CI: 0.57 to 0.96) were significantly associated with turnover intention and higher levels of both reduced the risk of health workers having this intention. The dimensions of motivation and job satisfaction significantly associated with turnover intention included career development (OR?=?0.56, 95% CI: 0.36 to 0.86), workload (OR?=?0.58, 95% CI: 0.34 to 0.99), management (OR?=?0.51. 95% CI: 0.30 to 0.84), organizational commitment (OR?=?0.36, 95% CI: 0.19 to 0.66), and burnout (OR?=?0.59, 95% CI: 0.39 to 0.91). Conclusions Our findings indicate that effective human resource management practices at district level influence health worker motivation and job satisfaction, thereby reducing the likelihood for turnover. Therefore, it is worth strengthening human resource management skills at district level and supporting district health managers to implement retention strategies. PMID:25106497

2014-01-01

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Correlates of Professional versus Organizational Withdrawal Cognitions.  

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Pre/post measures were completed by 226 medical technologists in 1996 and 2000. Attitudinal professional commitment had a stronger negative relationship to intention to leave the profession. Gender discrimination and organizational support had a stronger negative relationship to intention to leave the organization. (Contains 60 references.) (SK)

Blau, Gary; Tatum, Donna Surges; Ward-Cook, Kory

2003-01-01

229

Instruction Guide Training and Organizational Development  

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Instruction Guide © Training and Organizational Development Office of Human Resource Services Office of Human Resource Services University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 Updated: January 17, 2012 be auto-approved by the next day. Figure 2: Period Effort Reduced, Average Commitment % Reduced 14. Click

Pilyugin, Sergei S.

230

The Impact of Organization Culture on Satisfaction of Engineers in Technology  

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In today's technological workplace with the shortage of qualified knowledge workers, the factors that lead to job satisfaction have increasing importance. Several past studies have indicated that knowledge worker job satisfaction increases when Herzberg motivators are present. Other research has indicated that job satisfaction improves as the degree of organic organizational culture increases. After examining the factors that led to knowledge worker job satisfaction, the current study was undertaken. Knowledge workers in varying organizational cultures were surveyed in an effort to determine if there is a relationship between the degree of knowledge worker job satisfaction and the measure of organic organization culture. Two survey instruments, the Organizational Cultural Assessment (OCA) developed by Riegle, and the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire (MSQ), were utilized. The OCA delineates degree of organic culture present whereas the MSQ measures job satisfaction. Results of both surveys were statistically analyzed to determine if knowledge workers experience higher satisfaction levels in organic organizational cultures. Once data was analyzed and the hypothesis proven, this could lead companies to move toward an organic culture with emphasis on motivators in an effort to make their organizational culture more conducive to higher employee retention. Through understanding the factors that lead to increased job satisfaction, corporate resources could more efficiently utilized. A total of eight high technology workplaces were surveyed. Five of the eight workplaces yielded statistically significant positive correlation between a positive organizational culture and increased job satisfaction. These initial results indicate the connection between culture and job satisfaction. The relationship will be further analyzed through future surveys of numerous high technology workplaces.

Westbrook, Jerry W.; Takada, Pamela W.; Roth, Axel (Technical Monitor)

2001-01-01

231

Organizational Ineffectiveness and Effectiveness in Colleges and Universities. ASHE Annual Meeting Paper.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Potential indicators of organizational effectiveness and ineffectiveness in postsecondary institutions were investigated. Institutional effectiveness was defined as the possession of characteristics of excellence, including: student educational satisfaction, student academic development, student career development, student personal development,…

Jones, Philip

232

Part I -Improving performance of extended organizations with organizational capability approach  

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) is only the top of a pyramid. It is supported by two operational performance levers, customer satisfaction this learning power, the organizational capability approach emerged in the beginning of 90's. Stemming from

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

233

Typologizing Organizational Amnesia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article proposes that a major problem limiting an organization's ability to develop organizational learning capacity is of organizational amnesia. To understand organizational amnesia, it is necessary to look at the various ways that organizational learning is defined. Organizational learning is not merely the process of acquiring knowledge.…

Othman, Rozhan; Hashim, Noor Azuan

2004-01-01

234

Organizational and Individual Decision Making Organizational and Individual Decision Making  

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Organizational and Individual Decision Making Organizational and Individual Decision Making Citation: Kathleen M. Carley & Dean Behrens, 1999, "Organizational and Individual Decision Making." Ch. 18, Inc. #12;Organizational and Individual Decision Making Organizational and Individual Decision Making

Sadeh, Norman M.

235

Struggling for balance amid turbulence on international assignments: work–family conflict, support and commitment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using human capital theory, we develop hypotheses about the impact of perceived organizational support and two forms of work–family conflict on the psychological withdrawal of expatriates. We also consider the exacerbating effects of commitment to either domain. To test these hypotheses, we collected multisource data from 324 expatriates in 46 countries. Results indicate that perceived organizational support and the interplay

Margaret A. Shaffer; David A. Harrison; K. Matthew Gilley; Dora M. Luka

2001-01-01

236

Workplace spirituality and job satisfaction.  

PubMed

In order to obtain an improved understanding of behaviour at work, employees should be studied from physical, psychological, and spiritual dimensions. Although the physical and psychological dimensions of individuals at work have been studied extensively, the spiritual dimension has been neglected for many years. The objective of the current research was to determine the relationship between workplace spirituality and a positive attitude related to work, that is, job satisfaction. A cross-sectional study was conducted with a sample of 600 white-collar workers, chosen from two organizations in different industries in South Africa. The research results indicate that there is a positive relationship between workplace spirituality and job satisfaction. These findings deepen the understanding of personal spirituality, organizational spirituality, and job satisfaction. They bring new insights into the significant role which spirituality plays in the context of the workplace. To survive in the 21st century, organizations need to be spiritually based. This, in turn, will lead to workers being satisfied with their entire work experience. PMID:24953156

van der Walt, Freda; de Klerk, Jeremias J

2014-06-01

237

A Structural Analysis of the Determinants of Job Satisfactions in On-Going Organizations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Organizational effectiveness is composed of two concepts: (1) job satisfactions and (2) employee performance. In this paper the concept of job satisfactions is delimited to include five principal areas, viz., work, pay, promotion, people, and supervision. Employee performance is the reciprocal concept. This paper is directed toward the job…

Vaughn, William J.; Dunn, J. D.

238

Is the Job Satisfaction-Job Performance Relationship Spurious? A Meta-Analytic Examination  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The job satisfaction-job performance relationship has attracted much attention throughout the history of industrial and organizational psychology. Many researchers and most lay people believe that a causal relationship exists between satisfaction and performance. In the current study, however, analyses using meta-analytic data suggested that the…

Bowling, Nathan A.

2007-01-01

239

Validation of the Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument  

PubMed Central

Organizational culture is a commonly studied area in industrial/organizational psychology due to its important role in workplace behaviour, cognitions, and outcomes. Jung et al.'s [1] review of the psychometric properties of organizational culture measurement instruments noted many instruments have limited validation data despite frequent use in both theoretical and applied situations. The Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument (OCAI) has had conflicting data regarding its psychometric properties, particularly regarding its factor structure. Our study examined the factor structure and criterion validity of the OCAI using robust analysis methods on data gathered from 328 (females?=?226, males?=?102) Australian employees. Confirmatory factor analysis supported a four factor structure of the OCAI for both ideal and current organizational culture perspectives. Current organizational culture data demonstrated expected reciprocally-opposed relationships between three of the four OCAI factors and the outcome variable of job satisfaction but ideal culture data did not, thus indicating possible weak criterion validity when the OCAI is used to assess ideal culture. Based on the mixed evidence regarding the measure's properties, further examination of the factor structure and broad validity of the measure is encouraged. PMID:24667839

Heritage, Brody; Pollock, Clare; Roberts, Lynne

2014-01-01

240

Customer service and organizational learning in the context of strategic marketing  

Microsoft Academic Search

The strategic marketing concept requires that marketers adopt an internal and an external focus, and it provides a conceptual basis for devising a customer service policy. Providing customer satisfaction is central to achieving a competitive advantage and should be viewed as an integral part of relationship building that is underpinned by organizational learning. A defined organizational culture can provide the

Yang-Im Lee

2004-01-01

241

Reality Shock and Commitment: A Study of New Employees' Expectations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reality shock within organizations can be defined as the discrepancy between an individual's expectations established prior to joining an organization and the individual's perceptions after becoming a member of the organization. To investigate the effects of reality shock on organizational commitment, 109 bank tellers were monitored for 10 months…

Dean, Roger A.; Wanous, John P.

242

Institutionalized attitudes, intentions, and goal perceptions  

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This study investigated organizational-management goal congruence as a predictor of organizational commitment, general job satisfaction, extrinsic job satisfaction, intrinsic job satisfaction, and intention to quit. one hundred and eighty nine...

Alexander, Steven Eric

1994-01-01

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Commitment to Change: Its Role in the Relationship between Expectation of Change Outcome and Emotional Exhaustion  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Successful implementation of organizational changes greatly depends on committed employees. It is crucial for managers, leaders, and HRD professionals to understand the antecedents and outcomes of commitment to change. The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationships among expectation of change outcome at the individual level,…

Ning, Jing; Jing, Runtian

2012-01-01

244

Affective, Normative, and Continuance Commitment Levels across Cultures: A Meta-Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With increasing globalization of business and diversity within the workplace, there has been growing interest in cultural differences in employee commitment. We used meta-analysis to compute mean levels of affective (AC; K=966, N=433,129), continuance (CC; K=428, N=199,831), and normative (NC; K=336, N=133,277) organizational commitment for as…

Meyer, John P.; Stanley, David J.; Jackson, Timothy A.; McInnis, Kate J.; Maltin, Elyse R.; Sheppard, Leah

2012-01-01

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The Effects of Cognitive Style and Media Richness on Commitment to Telework and Virtual Teams.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Sternberg's Thinking Style Inventory and the Organizational Commitment Questionnaire were completed by 261 of 552 teleworkers in virtual teams. Cognitive styles and types of media (rich/lean) were associated with commitment to telework and to the team. Results have implications for staff development and the design of telework. (Contains 74…

Workman, Michael; Kahnweiler, William; Bommer, William

2003-01-01

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Affective and continuance commitment and their relations with deviant workplace behaviors in Korea  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the nature of the relations between affective and continuance components of organizational commitment\\u000a (Meyer & Allen, 1991, Human Resource Management Review, 1: 61–89) and deviant workplace behaviors (DWB; Bennett & Robinson, 2003) in a sample of 120 Korean employees and their supervisors. As expected, we found that affective commitment was negatively\\u000a related, and continuance commitment was positively,

Harjinder Gill; John P. Meyer; Kibeom Lee; Kang-Hyun Shin; Chang-Young Yoon

2011-01-01

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Perceiving a Calling, Living a Calling, and Job Satisfaction: Testing a Moderated, Multiple Mediator Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current study examined the relation between perceiving a calling, living a calling, and job satisfaction among a diverse group of employed adults who completed an online survey (N = 201). Perceiving a calling and living a calling were positively correlated with career commitment, work meaning, and job satisfaction. Living a calling moderated…

Duffy, Ryan D.; Bott, Elizabeth M.; Allan, Blake A.; Torrey, Carrie L.; Dik, Bryan J.

2012-01-01

248

Customer satisfaction and customer characteristic in festival activity : A case of 2006 Kenting Wind Chime Festival  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This study is interested in the tourist satisfaction of Kenting Wind Chime Festival, as well as in tourist's characteristic and their revisiting commitment. The purpose is to survey customer satisfaction, which has significant implications for the economic performance of the firm, and to focus on local festival activity. Since 1994, Taiwan has continuously promoted festival activities, and the

Chin-Tarn Lee; Szu-Chi Yang; Henry Y. Lo

2008-01-01

249

The Dynamic Commitment Design.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a model to remedy the problem of groups with poor cohesion, energy, and interaction. The Dynamic Commitment Design promotes group growth through the "fish-bowl" effect. Members currently committed to therapy who wish to make contact form the inner circle, while those wishing to withdraw move outside the circle. (BH)

Grabosky, Fran

1985-01-01

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The impact of organizational culture on men's use of parental leave in Sweden  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines the impact of organizational culture on men's usage of parental leave in Sweden, a society that promotes men's sharing of childcare. Results from a mail survey of 317 fathers in six companies suggest that men's use of parental leave is significantly affected by organizational culture, including the company's commitment to caring values, the company's level of 'father

Linda Haas; Karin Allard; Philip Hwang

2002-01-01

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Investigation of the Relationship Between Organizational Learning and Organizational Citizen Behavior Among the Staff of Teaching Hospital  

PubMed Central

Background: Today, the concept of organizational learning has attracted the attention of many managers and researchers in scientific and research circles as well as those in the organization-related studies. Taking the organizational learning into account might offer a means of organizational effectiveness that has gone unnoticed. Thus the present study aimed at investigating the relationship between the organizational learning in each of its four aspects as independent variables and organizational citizen behavior of the staff as constituting the dependent variable of the study. Methods: This was a descriptive-analytical study with a practical approach conducted in 2010. The sample included 167 staff members working in educational health centers affiliated with Qazvin University of Medical Sciences. The data were collected via both the organizational learning questionnaire and organizational citizen behavior questionnaire and analyzed by using SPSS software and Spearman test. Results: The results indicated that the mean of organizational learning indicator was 2.9±0.648 and that of organizational citizen behavior 3.78±0.413. In addition, the spearman correlation coefficient ranging from 0.058 to 0.129 between the elements of the organizational learning and the organizational citizen behavior was not statistically significant (p>0.05). The findings also indicated that the correlation between them was average among the staff of Shahid Raja’ee Educational health center (0.319), thus the relationship between the two sets of variables proved significant (p=0.031). However, the same was not true in other centers. Conclusion: It was concluded that management commitment, open space, transfer of knowledge, and systemic vision could all enhance the level of organizational learning in hospitals which calls for focus on the elements of organizational citizen behavior.

Kiaei, Mohammad Zakaria; Hasanpoor, Edris; Sokhanvar, Mobin; Mohseni, Mohammad; Ziaiifar, Hajarbibi; Moradi, Mahin

2014-01-01

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Predicting implementation from organizational readiness for change: a study protocol  

PubMed Central

Background There is widespread interest in measuring organizational readiness to implement evidence-based practices in clinical care. However, there are a number of challenges to validating organizational measures, including inferential bias arising from the halo effect and method bias - two threats to validity that, while well-documented by organizational scholars, are often ignored in health services research. We describe a protocol to comprehensively assess the psychometric properties of a previously developed survey, the Organizational Readiness to Change Assessment. Objectives Our objective is to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the psychometric properties of the Organizational Readiness to Change Assessment incorporating methods specifically to address threats from halo effect and method bias. Methods and Design We will conduct three sets of analyses using longitudinal, secondary data from four partner projects, each testing interventions to improve the implementation of an evidence-based clinical practice. Partner projects field the Organizational Readiness to Change Assessment at baseline (n = 208 respondents; 53 facilities), and prospectively assesses the degree to which the evidence-based practice is implemented. We will conduct predictive and concurrent validities using hierarchical linear modeling and multivariate regression, respectively. For predictive validity, the outcome is the change from baseline to follow-up in the use of the evidence-based practice. We will use intra-class correlations derived from hierarchical linear models to assess inter-rater reliability. Two partner projects will also field measures of job satisfaction for convergent and discriminant validity analyses, and will field Organizational Readiness to Change Assessment measures at follow-up for concurrent validity (n = 158 respondents; 33 facilities). Convergent and discriminant validities will test associations between organizational readiness and different aspects of job satisfaction: satisfaction with leadership, which should be highly correlated with readiness, versus satisfaction with salary, which should be less correlated with readiness. Content validity will be assessed using an expert panel and modified Delphi technique. Discussion We propose a comprehensive protocol for validating a survey instrument for assessing organizational readiness to change that specifically addresses key threats of bias related to halo effect, method bias and questions of construct validity that often go unexplored in research using measures of organizational constructs. PMID:21777479

2011-01-01

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Essays in organizational economics  

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This thesis consists of three theoretical essays that examine the role of organizational architecture in facilitating organizational adaptation to a changing environment. Chapter 1 develops a model of coordinated adaptation ...

Rantakari, Heikki

2007-01-01

254

Training and Organizational Development  

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Training and Organizational Development Contact: Ellen Audley Assistant, 491-1376, Ellen training and development opportunities for personal and professional growth for Colorado State University training and organizational development consulting services are also available. Class Location: Johnson

Stephens, Graeme L.

255

Perceived organizational support and employee diligence, commitment, and innovation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Two studies report a positive relationship of employees' perception of being valued and cared about by the organization with (a) conscientiousness in carrying out conventional job responsibilities, (b) expressed affective and calculative involvements in the organization, and (c) innovation on behalf of the organization in the absence of anticipated direct reward or personal recognition. In Study 1, involving six occupations,

Robert Eisenberger; Peter Fasolo; Valerie Davis-LaMastro

1990-01-01

256

Organizational emotional memory  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – As a fascinating concept, the term of organizational memory attracted many researchers from a variety of disciplines. In particular, the content of organizational memory, which involves declarative and procedural memory, found broad research interest in the management literature. Nevertheless, there is sparse research in the management literature on the emotional content aspect of organizational memory. Emotional memory is

Ali E. Akgün; Halit Keskin; John Byrne

2012-01-01

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"Tell me I'm sexy…and otherwise valuable:" Body Valuation and Relationship Satisfaction.  

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Although extant research demonstrates that body valuation by strangers has negative implications for women, Studies 1 and 2 demonstrate that body valuation by a committed male partner is positively associated with women's relationship satisfaction when that partner also values them for their non-physical qualities, but negatively associated with women's relationship satisfaction when that partner is not committed or does not value them for their non-physical qualities. Study 3 demonstrates that body valuation by a committed female partner is negatively associated with men's relationship satisfaction when that partner does not also value them for their non-physical qualities but unassociated with men's satisfaction otherwise. These findings join others demonstrating that fully understanding the implications of interpersonal processes requires considering the interpersonal context. (120 words). PMID:24683309

Meltzer, Andrea L; McNulty, James K

2014-03-01

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Predictors of Job Satisfaction among Staff in Residential Settings for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities: A Comparison between Three Residential Models  

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Background: This cross-sectional study aims to assess whether there are differences in staff job satisfaction, including organizational and individual characteristics, between three residential models for adults with intellectual disabilities (small residential home, group home and institution) and to investigate the organizational and individual…

Chou, Yueh-Ching; Kroger, Teppo; Lee, Yue-Chune

2010-01-01

259

Stress among Student Affairs Administrators: The Relationship of Personal Characteristics and Organizational Variables to Work-Related Stress.  

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Examined possible relationships between reported work-related stress and organizational and personal variables, hardiness of personality, exercise activity, and organizational culture of 240 student affairs administrators within Minnesota. Results revealed that job satisfaction and hardiness of personality were greatest predictors of lowered…

Berwick, Kathleen R.

1992-01-01

260

The relationship between the leadership styles of the school administrators and the organizational citizenship behaviours of teachers  

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The aim of this study is to determine the relationship between the leadership styles of the school administrators and the organizational citizenship behaviors of teachers. The concept of organizational citizenship is not one of the task definitions of teachers but they are the actions which they perform with their free will. Besides, these actions increase job satisfaction and productivity of

Ebru O?uz

2010-01-01

261

Job satisfaction and motivation: how do we inspire employees?  

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Productivity is defined as the efficient and effective use of resources with minimum waste and effort to achieve outcome. We live in a world that has limited resources. The health care industry faces this limitation more than any other industry. With these challenges facing health care administrators, the concept of productivity, job satisfaction and motivation become very important. Employee satisfaction and retention have always been an important issue for physicians, medical centers and businesses in general. Conventional human resources theories, developed some 50 years ago by Maslow and Herzberg, suggest that satisfied employees tend to be more productive, creative and committed to their employers. People are essential to productivity. The success of productivity improvement strategy is dependent on employee commitment, job satisfaction, skills, and motivation. Maslow's theory consists of a 5-level pyramid: physiologic or basic survival; physical and mental safety; sense of belonging; accomplishment, creativity, and growth; and self-actualization. Herzberg's theory suggests there are 2 groups of factors: hygiene (which satisfy) and motivation. The terms "job satisfaction" and "motivation" have, in my experience, become used interchangeably. There is a difference. Job satisfaction is an individual's emotional response to his or her current job condition, while motivation is the driving force to pursue and satisfy one's needs. Maslow and Herzberg's theories can be easily applied to the workplace. Managers can help employees achieve overall job satisfaction, which, with the employee's internal motivation drive, increase performance on the job. PMID:15098904

Alshallah, Sahar

2004-01-01

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School Neighbourhood Socio-Economic Status and Teachers' Work Commitment in Finland: Longitudinal Survey with Register Linkage  

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The extent to which school neighbourhood affects teachers' work commitment is poorly known. In the current study, we investigated whether school neighbourhood socio-economic characteristics predicted teachers' organizational and professional commitment. Primary school teachers (n?=?1042) responded to surveys in 2000-2001 (baseline) and…

Linnansaari-Rajalin, Terhi; Kivimäki, Mika; Ervasti, Jenni; Pentti, Jaana; Vahtera, Jussi; Virtanen, Marianna

2015-01-01

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Strategic collaborative quality management and employee job satisfaction  

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Background: This study aimed to examine Strategic Collaborative Quality Management (SCQM) impact on employee job satisfaction. Methods: The study presents a case study over six years following the implementation of the SCQM programme in a public hospital. A validated questionnaire was used to measure employees’ job satisfaction. The impact of the intervention was measured by comparing the pre-intervention and post-intervention measures in the hospital. Results: The hospital reported a significant improvement in some dimensions of job satisfaction like management and supervision, organisational policies, task requirement, and working conditions. Conclusion: This paper provides detailed information on how a quality management model implementation affects employees. A well developed, well introduced and institutionalised quality management model can improve employees’ job satisfaction. However, the success of quality management needs top management commitment and stability. PMID:24847482

Mosadeghrad, Ali Mohammad

2014-01-01

264

Organizational culture, organizational climate, and collaborative capacity for planning  

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The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship of organizational culture and organizational climate on participant perceptions of collaborative capacity for planning, within the context of the Florida School Readiness Coalitions (FSRCs). Three hypotheses were proposed for study: First, that organizational culture would be correlated to organizational climate; second, that organizational culture would be correlated to collaborative capacity

Lillian Rindom Wichinsky

2008-01-01

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Engaged, committed and helpful employees: the role of psychological empowerment.  

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ABSTRACT Although previous research has been focused on the relationship among personality, empowerment, and outcomes, little is known about the incremental effect of empowerment on positive work outcomes. This article aims at exploring the relation between personality factors (i.e., extraversion and conscientiousness) and positive work outcomes (i.e., work engagement, affective organizational commitment, and organizational citizenship behavior), and at determining the incremental effect of psychological empowerment on these outcomes. A convenience sample from three organizations has been used for data collection (N = 258; 52% women, mean age 38.55 years, SD = 10.21). Hierarchical multiple regressions indicate that personality and psychological empowerment explain a significant amount of the variance in the positive organizational outcomes, and that psychological empowerment has a significant incremental value over demographics and personality for the studied outcomes. PMID:25590342

Macsinga, Irina; Sulea, Coralia; Sârbescu, Paul; Fischmann, Gabriel; Dumitru, C?t?lina

2015-04-01

266

What is sexual satisfaction? Thematic analysis of lay people's definitions.  

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Sexual satisfaction is an important indicator of sexual health and is strongly associated with relationship satisfaction. However, research exploring lay definitions of sexual satisfaction has been scarce. We present thematic analysis of written responses of 449 women and 311 men to the question "How would you define sexual satisfaction?" The participants were heterosexual individuals with a mean age of 36.05 years (SD = 8.34) involved in a committed exclusive relationship. In this exploratory study, two main themes were identified: personal sexual well-being and dyadic processes. The first theme focuses on the positive aspects of individual sexual experience, such as pleasure, positive feelings, arousal, sexual openness, and orgasm. The second theme emphasizes relational dimensions, such as mutuality, romance, expression of feelings, creativity, acting out desires, and frequency of sexual activity. Our results highlight that mutual pleasure is a crucial component of sexual satisfaction and that sexual satisfaction derives from positive sexual experiences and not from the absence of conflict or dysfunction. The findings support definitions and models of sexual satisfaction that focus on positive sexual outcomes and the use of measures that incorporate items linked to personal and dyadic sexual rewards for both men and women. PMID:24070214

Pascoal, Patrícia Monteiro; Narciso, Isabel de Santa Bárbara; Pereira, Nuno Monteiro

2014-01-01

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Perceiving a calling, living a calling, and job satisfaction: testing a moderated, multiple mediator model.  

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The current study examined the relation between perceiving a calling, living a calling, and job satisfaction among a diverse group of employed adults who completed an online survey (N = 201). Perceiving a calling and living a calling were positively correlated with career commitment, work meaning, and job satisfaction. Living a calling moderated the relations of perceiving a calling with career commitment and work meaning, such that these relations were more robust for those with a stronger sense they were living their calling. Additionally, a moderated, multiple mediator model was run to examine the mediating role of career commitment and work meaning in the relation of perceiving a calling and job satisfaction, while accounting for the moderating role of living a calling. Results indicated that work meaning and career commitment fully mediated the relation between perceiving a calling and job satisfaction. However, the indirect effects of work meaning and career commitment were only significant for individuals with high levels of living a calling, indicating the importance of living a calling in the link between perceiving a calling and job satisfaction. Implications for research and practice are discussed. PMID:22059426

Duffy, Ryan D; Bott, Elizabeth M; Allan, Blake A; Torrey, Carrie L; Dik, Bryan J

2012-01-01

268

Servant Leadership, Procedural Justice Climate, Service Climate, Employee Attitudes, and Organizational Citizenship Behavior: A Cross-Level Investigation  

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This study tests the influence of servant leadership on 2 group climates, employee attitudes, and organizational citizenship behavior. Results from a sample of 815 employees and 123 immediate supervisors revealed that commitment to the supervisor, self-efficacy, procedural justice climate, and service climate partially mediated the relationship between servant leadership and organizational citizenship behavior. Cross-level interaction results revealed that procedural justice

Fred O. Walumbwa; Chad A. Hartnell; Adegoke Oke

2010-01-01

269

Customer Satisfaction Incentives  

Microsoft Academic Search

Customer satisfaction incentive schemes are increasingly common in a variety of industries. We offer explanations as to how and when incenting employees on customer satisfaction is profitable and offer several recommendations for improving upon current practice. Faced with employee groups (including managers) who may have shorter time horizons than the firm, such systems enable a firm to use customer reaction

John R. Hauser; Duncan I. Simester; Birger Wernerfelt

1994-01-01

270

Dimensionality of Community Satisfaction.  

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Using factor analysis (both principal factor solutions and rotated factor solutions) to search for underlying statistical commonality among 12 indicators of community satisfaction in 6 Colorado communities, the research explores various dimensions of community satisfaction that may be important across different communities. The communities under…

Williams, R. Gary; Knop, Edward

271

Partial Constraint Satisfaction  

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A constraint satisfaction problem involves finding values for variables subject to constraints on which combinations of values are allowed. In some cases it may be impossible or impractical to solve these problems completely. We may seek to partially solve the problem, in particular by satisfying a maximal number of constraints. Standard backtracking and local consistency techniques for solving constraint satisfaction

Eugene C. Freuder; Richard J. Wallace

1995-01-01

272

Calling and life satisfaction: it's not about having it, it's about living it.  

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The present study examined the relation of career calling to life satisfaction among a diverse sample of 553 working adults, with a specific focus on the distinction between perceiving a calling (sensing a calling to a career) and living a calling (actualizing one's calling in one's current career). As hypothesized, the relation of perceiving a calling to life satisfaction was fully mediated by living a calling. On the basis of this finding, a structural equation model was tested to examine possible mediators between living a calling and life satisfaction. As hypothesized, the relation of living a calling to life satisfaction was partially mediated by job satisfaction and life meaning, and the link between living a calling and job satisfaction was mediated by work meaning and career commitment. Modifications of the model also revealed that the link of living a calling to life meaning was mediated by work meaning. Implications for research and practice are discussed. PMID:23163611

Duffy, Ryan D; Allan, Blake A; Autin, Kelsey L; Bott, Elizabeth M

2013-01-01

273

Committed Sport Event Volunteers  

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships among selected demographic characteristics (income, education and age), motivation and commitment of volunteers at a sporting event. Three-hundred and five questionnaires were collected from volunteers in a marathon event and analyzed using structural equation modeling (SEM). Based on…

Han, Keunsu; Quarterman, Jerome; Strigas, Ethan; Ha, Jaehyun; Lee, Seungbum

2013-01-01

274

Readiness for Organizational Change: Do Organizational Commitment and Social Relationships in the Workplace Make a Difference?  

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Businesses are confronting continuous and unparalleled changes. For organizations to assist employees in being motivated and prepared for change, it is essential that managers, leaders, and organization development professionals understand factors that may influence individual change readiness. The purpose of the research study examined here was…

Madsen, Susan R.; Miller, Duane; John, Cameron R.

2005-01-01

275

Organizational Paradigm Shifts.  

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This collection of essays explores a new paradigm of higher education. The first essay, "Beyond Re-engineering: Changing the Organizational Paradigm" (L. Edwin Coate), suggests a model of quality process management and a structure for managing organizational change. "Thinking About Consortia" (Mary Jo Maydew) discusses cooperative effort and…

National Association of College and University Business Officers, Washington, DC.

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Organizational interventions in response to duty hour reforms  

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Background Changes in resident duty hours in Europe and North America have had a major impact on the internal organizational dynamics of health care organizations. This paper examines, and assesses the impact of, organizational interventions that were a direct response to these duty hour reforms. Methods The academic literature was searched through the SCOPUS database using the search terms “resident duty hours” and “European Working Time Directive,” together with terms related to organizational factors. The search was limited to English-language literature published between January 2003 and January 2012. Studies were included if they reported an organizational intervention and measured an organizational outcome. Results Twenty-five articles were included from the United States (n = 18), the United Kingdom (n = 5), Hong Kong (n = 1), and Australia (n = 1). They all described single-site projects; the majority used post-intervention surveys (n = 15) and audit techniques (n = 4). The studies assessed organizational measures, including relationships among staff, work satisfaction, continuity of care, workflow, compliance, workload, and cost. Interventions included using new technologies to improve handovers and communications, changing staff mixes, and introducing new shift structures, all of which had varying effects on the organizational measures listed previously. Conclusions Little research has assessed the organizational impact of duty hour reforms; however, the literature reviewed demonstrates that many organizations are using new technologies, new personnel, and revised and innovative shift structures to compensate for reduced resident coverage and to decrease the risk of limited continuity of care. Future research in this area should focus on both micro (e.g., use of technology, shift changes, staff mix) and macro (e.g., culture, leadership support) organizational aspects to aid in our understanding of how best to respond to these duty hour reforms. PMID:25558915

2014-01-01

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Organizational Effectiveness Training and Development Catalog  

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organizational capacity, increase individual capabilities, and promote a culture of excellence. ThroughOrganizational Effectiveness Training and Development Catalog 2011-2012 Organizational Development Services Organizational Effectiveness #12;Table of Contents Organizational Development Consulting ­ 4

Thomas, David D.

278

Homeopathy satisfaction in Iran  

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Background: Patient satisfaction is a key indicator of the quality and effectiveness of a therapeutic method. Assessing the satisfaction of patients undergoing homeopathic therapy is essential in the early steps of educating the community, if suitable outcomes are to be achieved. Materials and Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted in 2008 on 125 patients from the city of Isfahan. Patients aged above 15 years who had referred to the homeopathic practitioners and received homeopathic drugs for at least three times were randomly selected and included in the study. Patient satisfaction was assessed in three main areas (general health, physician performance, and symptoms relief) using a valid questionnaire. The results were compared with those of a similar study conducted in 2004 on 240 patients. Results: Mean score of satisfaction with homeopathic treatment was 77.48 ± 6.36 out of 100. In 2004, it was 77.4 ± 8.13. Median age was 36.41 ± 11.25 years. Median time of therapy was 16.80 ± 17.94 months. The highest level of satisfaction was related to relief of symptoms. Satisfaction of physician performance and improvement of general health came next. The degree of satisfaction with therapy was not significant between the different groups with regard to their sex and different levels of education, but there was significant difference in the duration of treatment. The four symptoms that showed better improvement in 2008 were headache, gastrointestinal (GI) disturbances, fatigue, and insomnia. Conclusions: After using homeopathy for several years, patients’ satisfaction was found to be still high. Shifting the area of satisfaction from general health to relief of symptoms could be related to physicians’ experiments for remedy selection. Scientific centers should do more surveys about the effectiveness of homeopathic treatment. Integration of homeopathy with medicine may bring in more success at less cost. It seems rational to support homeopathy as an effective practice. PMID:25400678

Mahmoudian, Ahmad; Sadri, Gholamhosein

2014-01-01

279

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Samenvatting  De laatste paar jaren is een nieuwe generatie gedragstherapieën ontstaan met een divers karakter, zowel vanuit de gedragsgeoriënteerde\\u000a als vanuit de cognitieve traditie. Voorbeelden zijn dialectische gedragstherapie en mindfulness based cognitive therapy. Ook\\u000a Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is een exponent van deze nieuwe generatie gedragstherapieën, met een gedegen theoretische\\u000a basis en een sterke binding met onderzoek. ACT is gebaseerd

Caroline Vossen; Gijs Jansen; Hubert de Mey

2004-01-01

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DIFFERENCES IN TEACHER EFFICACY RELATED TO CAREER COMMITMENT OF NOVICE AGRICULTURE TEACHERS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Beginning a career is a pivotal stage for teachers. The initial years of teaching are recognized as being important to one's teaching effectiveness, job satisfaction, professional commitment, and career longevity (Darling-Hammond, 1997; Feiman-Nemser, 1983; Lortie, 1975; National Commission on Teaching and America's Future, 1996). Many novice teachers start their careers with uncertainty, find their jobs more demanding and challenging than

Neil A. Knobloch; M. Susie Whittington

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1992 Mary J. Nielubowicz Award recipient. Nursing organizational restructure: choosing to change.  

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Major organizational change frequently results in fear, anxiety, and resistance. Change is often initiated in response to a perceived threat. However, intentional changes to historical patterns of nursing care delivery are now more prevalent, in the absence of crisis, as leaders anticipate new challenges and fulfill today's nurses' need for high-level professional satisfaction. This essay describes factors which inspired nursing organizational restructure at a naval hospital. The specific modifications made and strategies for managing them are reviewed in the context of using planned change principles and risk-taking behavior to achieve organizational growth. PMID:8479625

Ahrens, W D

1993-04-01

282

Does money buy satisfaction?  

Microsoft Academic Search

There was no change in the distribution of satisfaction with the standard of living among Detroit area wives between 1955 and 1971, although current-dollar median family income more than doubled and constant-dollar income increased by forty per cent. Cross-sectional variation in satisfaction is, however, related to income and, in particular, to relative position in the income distribution. Whereas regressions of

Otis Dudley Duncan

1975-01-01

283

Organizational communication as cultural performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

For the past ten to fifteen years, the “systems” metaphor has guided organizational communication research. Recently, a sizable number of management and organizational communication scholars have suggested a different guiding metaphor—that of organizational culture. Present notions of organizational culture, however, tend to focus on static, structural features of culture, and researchers are often content to document the existence of such

Michael E. Pacanowsky

1983-01-01

284

Internal Social Media's Impact on Socialization and Commitment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Social media technologies present an opportunity for organizations to create value by acclimating new employees and increasing organizational commitment. Past research has indicated that many organizations have leveraged social media in innovative ways. The purpose of this study is to investigate an internal social media tool that was designed and…

Gonzalez, Ester S.

2012-01-01

285

Work Experiences, Occupational Commitment, and Intent to Enter the Sport Management Profession  

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Building from Mever, Allen, & Smith's (1993) work in organizational psychology, the purpose of this study was to examine the relationships among work experiences, affective occupational commitment, and intent to enter the sport management profession among college seniors completing their internship requirements. Results indicate that intent to…

Cunningham, George B.; Sagas, Michael

2004-01-01

286

Mission Goals 2014 -2015 To attract, develop and engage a diverse, talented staff committed to excellence  

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Mission Goals 2014 - 2015 To attract, develop and engage a diverse, talented staff committed recruitment services that help FAS managers to source and hire talented and diverse staff, and demonstrate and Develop FAS Talent Effectively · Strengthen Organizational Compliance at FAS (FLSA, Title IX, EEO

Chou, James

287

The Effects of Transformational and Change Leadership on Employees' Commitment to a Change: A Multilevel Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

The effects of transformational leadership on the outcomes of specific change initiatives are not well understood. Conversely, organizational change studies have examined leader behaviors during specific change implementations yet have failed to link these to broader leadership theories. In this study, the authors investigate the relationship between transformational and change leadership and followers' commitment to a particular change initiative as

David M. Herold; Donald B. Fedor; Steven Caldwell; Yi Liu

2008-01-01

288

Essays in organizational economics  

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This thesis is a collection of essays on organizational economics and finance-related topics. Firms and individuals who sell opinions may bias their reports for either behavioral or strategic reasons. Chapter 1 proposes a ...

Zitzewitz, Eric

2001-01-01

289

Training and Organizational Development  

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Training and Organizational Development Contact: Ellen Audley Assistant, (970) 491-1376, Ellen 1 of 5 This office coordinates training and development opportunities for personal and professional and state classified personnel. Customized training and orga- nizational development consulting services

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Training and Organizational Development  

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Training and Organizational Development Contact: Ellen Audley Assistant, (970) 491-1376, Ellen training and development opportunities for personal and professional growth for Colorado State University training and organiza- tional development consulting services are also available. Class Location: Johnson

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Catch It If You Can: How Contagious Motivation Improves Group Projects and Course Satisfaction  

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This article proposes a theory-based contagious motivation model focusing on enhancing student perceptions of group projects and ultimately course satisfaction. Moreover, drawing from both pedagogical and organizational behavior literatures, a model is presented that ties together intrinsic motivation theory with social contagion and…

Krishen, Anjala S.

2013-01-01

292

School Leadership Retention: A Study of Servant Leadership and School Leader Satisfaction  

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The purpose of this quantitative correlation study was to find the relationship between the level of perceived servant leadership and the school leader job satisfaction in the North American Division (NAD) of Seventh-day Adventists P-12 schools. This quantitative correlation study utilized Laub's (1999) Organizational Leadership Assessment…

Bovee, Jeffery A.

2012-01-01

293

Predictors of Learner Satisfaction and Transfer of Learning in a Corporate Online Education Program  

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This study explores factors that predict learner satisfaction and transfer of learning in an online educational program at a multinational corporation, established to improve organizational learning by providing training in technical skills. A mixed-methods design was used, selecting both quantitative methods (utilizing survey research) and…

Gunawardena, Charlotte N.; Linder-VanBerschot, Jennifer A.; LaPointe, Deborah K.; Rao, Lalita

2010-01-01

294

Work Volition as a Critical Moderator in the Prediction of Job Satisfaction  

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Building on the Psychology of Working Framework, the current study explored the extent to which work volition functioned as a moderator in the relation between positive affect, core self-evaluations, perceived organizational support (POS), and work self-efficacy to job satisfaction. In a diverse sample of 206 employed adults, work volition was…

Duffy, Ryan D.; Bott, Elizabeth M.; Torrey, Carrie L.; Webster, Gregory W.

2013-01-01

295

Impact of Environmental Uncertainty and Task Characteristics on User Satisfaction with Data  

Microsoft Academic Search

oday, more than ever before, organizations are faced with the task of processing volumes of information under more uncertain and more competitive environments. This study investigates the impact of envi- ronmental uncertainty and task characteristics on user satisfaction with data by using IS and organizational theories. Responses were matched from 77 CEOs and 166 senior managers, who were end users

Jahangir Karimi; Toni M. Somers; Yash P. Gupta

2004-01-01

296

Research on quality management system for supply chain based-customer satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

To cope with the challenges of traditional quality management system applied in supply chain, which consists of internal practices that are contained within a firm, external practices that cross organizational boundaries integrating a firm with its customers and suppliers, a quality management system for into supply chain based-customer satisfaction, and corresponding functional modules and framework were all put forward. Furthermore,

Xingyu Jiang; Shijie Wang; Yanmei Ren; Kai Zhang

2010-01-01

297

Using the Malcolm Baldrige "are we making progress" survey for organizational self-assessment and performance improvement.  

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A national healthcare company applied the Malcolm Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence and its "Are We Making Progress?" survey as an annual organizational self-assessment to identify areas for improvement. For 6 years, Liberty Healthcare Corporation reviewed the survey results on an annual basis to analyze positive and negative trends, monitor company progress toward targeted goals and develop new initiatives to address emerging areas for improvement. As such, the survey provided a simple and inexpensive methodology to gain useful information from employees at all levels and from multiple service sites and business sectors. In particular, it provided a valuable framework for assessing and improving the employees' commitment to the company's mission and values, high standards and ethics, quality of work, and customer satisfaction. The methodology also helped the company to incorporate the philosophy and principles of continuous quality improvement in a unified fashion. Corporate and local leadership used the same measure to evaluate the performance of individual programs relative to each other, to the company as a whole, and to the "best practices" standard of highly successful companies that received the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. PMID:22571768

Shields, Judith A; Jennings, Jerry L

2013-01-01

298

Careerist Orientation and Organizational Citizenship Behavior in Expatriates and Non-Expatriates  

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This study had three objectives. First, we examined the relationship between careerist orientation and organizational citizenship behavior (OCB). Second, we investigated the mediating role of life satisfaction in the relationship between careerist orientation and OCB. Third, we examined whether expatriate employees (those sent abroad on full-time…

Adams, John W.; Srivastava, Abhishek; Herriot, Peter; Patterson, Fiona

2013-01-01

299

The Impact of Personal, Professional and Organizational Characteristics on Administrator Burnout.  

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Summarizes a study to identify major personal, professional, and organizational characteristics contributing to administrator burnout; to determine salient correlational relationships; and to assess how social support affects job satisfaction, burnout, and performance. The Administrator Work Inventory was given to 1,000 Washington State principals…

Gates, Gordon; Gmelch, Walter H.

1998-01-01

300

Job satisfaction and professional development of health information administration faculty.  

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To provide seamless care for patients while the health care industry undergoes changes, an integrated health information system must be developed. This effort affects the roles and responsibilities of practitioners and educators in health information administration (HIA). The changes may affect job satisfaction of HIA educators as they prepare entry-level practitioners for emerging roles. A national survey of HIA faculty's job satisfaction used the JDI/JIG scales and a researcher-developed instrument. The survey asked what job, institutional, and individual factors were significantly related to overall job satisfaction, whether there is a relationship between organizational fit and overall job satisfaction, and whether HIA faculty were pursuing terminal degrees, and what incentives and impediments they found to do so. Response rate was 78%. These faculty were very satisfied with their jobs. Work, pay, supervision, and co-workers were significantly related to overall job satisfaction, with work and supervision accounting for 47% of the variance. Doctorally prepared faculty valued research more than did others, and tended to be in institutions perceived to value research. Although 79% reported that their institutions encouraged them to pursue advanced degrees, only 23.6% were pursuing doctorates. These findings may be useful in recruiting HIA practitioners into academia as well as for accreditation purposes. PMID:11026113

White, A W

2000-01-01

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The Organizational Health of Urban Elementary Schools: School Health and Teacher Functioning.  

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This study examined the factor structure of the Organizational Health Inventory-Elementary version (OHI-E; Hoy, Tarter, & Kottkamp, 1991) in a sample of 203 teachers working in 19 high-poverty, urban schools and the association of organizational school health with teacher efficacy, teacher stress, and job satisfaction. Results indicated a similar factor structure of the OHI-E as compared with the population of schools in the original sample (Hoy et al., 1991), and that specific components of organizational health, such as a positive learning environment, are associated with teacher efficacy, stress, and satisfaction. Overall, teachers' relations with their peers, their school leadership, and their students appear especially critical in high-poverty, urban schools. Recommendations for research and practice related to improving high-poverty, urban schools are presented. PMID:23935763

Mehta, Tara G; Atkins, Marc S; Frazier, Stacy L

2013-09-01

302

Tuberculosis Control Program and patient satisfaction, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate factors associated with users’ satisfaction in the Tuberculosis Control Program. METHODS A cross-sectional study of 295 patients aged ? 18 years, with two or more outpatient visits in the Tuberculosis Control Program, in five cities in the metropolitan region of Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Southeastern Brazil, in 2010. Considering an estimated population of 4,345 patients, the sampling plan included 15 health care units participating in the program, divided into two strata: units in Rio de Janeiro City, selected with probability proportional to the monthly average number of outpatient visits, and units in the other four cities. In the units, four temporal clusters of five patients each were selected with equal probability, totaling 300 patients. A questionnaire investigating the users’ clinical and sociodemographic variables and aspects of care and service in the program relevant to user satisfaction was applied to the patients. Descriptive statistics about users and their satisfaction with the program were obtained, and the effects of factors associated with satisfaction were estimated. RESULTS Patients were predominantly males (57.7%), with a mean age of 40.9 and with low level of schooling. The mean treatment time was 4.1 months, mostly self-administered (70.4%). Additionally, 25.8% had previously been treated for tuberculosis. There was a high level of satisfaction, especially regarding medication provision, and respect to patients by the health professionals. Patients who were younger (? 30), those on self-administered treatment, and with graduate level, showed less satisfaction. Suggestions to improve the services include having more doctors (70.0%), and offering exams in the same place of attendance (55.1%). CONCLUSIONS Patient satisfaction with the Tuberculosis Control Program was generally high, although lower among younger patients, those with university education and those on self-administered treatment. The study indicates the need for changes to structural and organizational aspects of care, and provides practical support for its improvement. PMID:25119945

Portela, Margareth Crisóstomo; Lima, Sheyla Maria Lemos; Brito, Cláudia; Ferreira, Vanja Maria Bessa; Escosteguy, Claudia Caminha; de Vasconcellos, Maurício Teixeira Leite

2014-01-01

303

Airline Passengers' Satisfaction with Airports  

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Airports are places where people have the potential to experience either satisfaction or frustration, and marketing and tourism scholars have argued that customer satisfaction is one of the primary goals of airports. However, few studies have...

Kim, Hyun Joo

2012-02-14

304

Community College Faculty Job Satisfaction.  

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Presents survey findings regarding community college faculty members' job satisfactions and dissatisfactions. Finds faculty deriving high satisfaction from student achievement, their own intellectual growth, flexible and autonomous working conditions, and association with stimulating peers while expressing dissatisfaction with job conditions,…

Diener, Thomas

1985-01-01

305

Customer satisfaction and price tolerance  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigates the association between customer satisfaction and willingness-to-pay or price tolerance. The goal is not only to determine whether the association between customer satisfaction and price tolerance is positive or negative but also to gauge the degree of association. The Swedish Customer Satisfaction Barometer provides the data. The empirical analysis indicates a negative association between the level of

Eugene W. Anderson

1996-01-01

306

Residential satisfaction in students' housing  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports the results of a study of residential satisfaction in students' housing in Nigeria. The study examined how satisfied students were and the factors which predicted residential satisfaction. Specifically, it examined whether the morphological configurations of the halls of residence would predict residential satisfaction. Data were obtained from questionnaires distributed to a sample of 1124 respondents from all

Dolapo Amole

2009-01-01

307

The Satisfaction With Life Scale  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reports the development and validation of a scale to measure global life satisfaction, the Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS). Among the various components of subjective well-being, the SWLS is narrowly focused to assess global life satisfaction and does niot tap related constructs such as positive affect or loneliness. The SWLS is shown to have favorable psychometric properties, including

Ed Diener; ROBERT A. EMMONS; Randy Larsen; Sharon Griffin

1985-01-01

308

Geography of European Life Satisfaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The vast majority of studies analyze life satisfaction at individual and/or country level. This study contributes with analysis of life satisfaction at the (sub-national) province level across multiple countries. The purpose of this study is to call attention to spatial aspects of life satisfaction. Literature does not discuss the fact that life…

Okulicz-Kozaryn, Adam

2011-01-01

309

College Faculty and Job Satisfaction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Attitudes of 277 faculty members about their work were surveyed in 1983. Herzberg and colleagues' theory that work satisfaction stems from the work itself and dissatisfaction from the work environment was also explored. Attention was directed to attitudes toward work, job stress, overall job satisfaction, and chief job satisfactions and…

Diener, Thomas

310

Human Resources Organizational Development and Training  

E-print Network

Human Resources Organizational Development and Training November 2009 Development Guide for Tufts Organizational Competencies Copyright © 2009 Tufts University #12;Human Resources Organizational Development Human Resources/Organizational Development and Training is pleased to provide you with this Guide. We

Dennett, Daniel

311

Organizational Citizenship and Organizational Justice in Turkish Primary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to determine primary school teachers' perceptions regarding organizational citizenship and organizational justice. The study also aims to determine whether such perceptions vary depending on the variables of gender, field of study and seniority, and whether organizational citizenship behaviors and…

Yilmaz, Kursad; Tasdan, Murat

2009-01-01

312

Organizational Justice As a Predictor of Organizational Silence  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study, relation between teachers' perception for organizational justice and their organizational silence was examined. Sample of this study consists of 300 teachers who work at elementary schools in Siirt. Relational Scanning model was utilized in performance of this study. In this study, Organizational Justice Scale and…

Tan, Çetin

2014-01-01

313

Annual Review, 1993–1997: Work Attitudes and Outcomes  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reviews the literature on work attitudes and outcomes for the years 1993-1997. Models of job satisfaction, organizational commitment, turnover intentions, and turnover behaviors were used to develop an organizational structure for the literature. Key constructs pertaining to individual and work environment characteristics, job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and turnover intentions were reviewed and summarized. General conclusions and recommendations for

Suzanne H. Lease

1998-01-01

314

What is in a Commitment?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper discusses the notion of commitment, a central element of the social level of the semiological ladder, in the scope of the EDA (Epistemic-Deontic-Axiological) agent model. We introduce how the EDA model can accommodate the notion of Information Field and suggest how information fields can be used to manage commitments, based on information field servers. Both the psychological notion

Joaquim Filipe

315

Organizational Adaptation and Higher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Organizational adaptation and types of adaptation needed in academe in the future are reviewed and major conceptual approaches to organizational adaptation are presented. The probable environment that institutions will face in the future that will require adaptation is discussed. (MLW)

Cameron, Kim S.

1984-01-01

316

Organizational Assessment Tool  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Organizational Assessment Tool (OAT) was written to promote learning and growth within environmental education (EE) organizations and was designed specifically to assist EE practitioners and supporters in their efforts to build local, state, and national capacity for EE. The OAT addresses leadership throughout all major areas of an organization and concludes by identifying significant leadership attributes. Areas which are addressed by the tool include organizational culture, team building, the organization itself (governing structure, governance, and strategic planning), managing skills, external stakeholders, and program evaluation.

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What is Job Satisfaction?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Despite considerable interest in the study of job satisfaction and dissatisfaction, our understanding of these phenomena has not increased substantially in the past 30 years. It is argued that a major reason for this lack of progress is the implicit conception of casuality accepted by most psychologists. It is called the policy of "correlation…

Locke. Edwin A.

318

Predicting Job Satisfaction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Psychological theories about human motivation and accommodation to environment can be used to achieve a better understanding of the human factors that function in the work environment. Maslow's theory of human motivational behavior provided a theoretical framework for an empirically-derived method to predict job satisfaction and explore the…

Blai, Boris, Jr.

319

Experimental unconditionally secure bit commitment.  

PubMed

Quantum physics allows for unconditionally secure communication between parties that trust each other. However, when the parties do not trust each other such as in the bit commitment scenario, quantum physics is not enough to guarantee security unless extra assumptions are made. Unconditionally secure bit commitment only becomes feasible when quantum physics is combined with relativistic causality constraints. Here we experimentally implement a quantum bit commitment protocol with relativistic constraints that offers unconditional security. The commitment is made through quantum measurements in two quantum key distribution systems in which the results are transmitted via free-space optical communication to two agents separated with more than 20 km. The security of the protocol relies on the properties of quantum information and relativity theory. In each run of the experiment, a bit is successfully committed with less than 5.68×10(-2) cheating probability. This demonstrates the experimental feasibility of quantum communication with relativistic constraints. PMID:24483878

Liu, Yang; Cao, Yuan; Curty, Marcos; Liao, Sheng-Kai; Wang, Jian; Cui, Ke; Li, Yu-Huai; Lin, Ze-Hong; Sun, Qi-Chao; Li, Dong-Dong; Zhang, Hong-Fei; Zhao, Yong; Chen, Teng-Yun; Peng, Cheng-Zhi; Zhang, Qiang; Cabello, Adán; Pan, Jian-Wei

2014-01-10

320

Experimental Unconditionally Secure Bit Commitment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Quantum physics allows for unconditionally secure communication between parties that trust each other. However, when the parties do not trust each other such as in the bit commitment scenario, quantum physics is not enough to guarantee security unless extra assumptions are made. Unconditionally secure bit commitment only becomes feasible when quantum physics is combined with relativistic causality constraints. Here we experimentally implement a quantum bit commitment protocol with relativistic constraints that offers unconditional security. The commitment is made through quantum measurements in two quantum key distribution systems in which the results are transmitted via free-space optical communication to two agents separated with more than 20 km. The security of the protocol relies on the properties of quantum information and relativity theory. In each run of the experiment, a bit is successfully committed with less than 5.68×10-2 cheating probability. This demonstrates the experimental feasibility of quantum communication with relativistic constraints.

Liu, Yang; Cao, Yuan; Curty, Marcos; Liao, Sheng-Kai; Wang, Jian; Cui, Ke; Li, Yu-Huai; Lin, Ze-Hong; Sun, Qi-Chao; Li, Dong-Dong; Zhang, Hong-Fei; Zhao, Yong; Chen, Teng-Yun; Peng, Cheng-Zhi; Zhang, Qiang; Cabello, Adán; Pan, Jian-Wei

2014-01-01

321

Organizational Performance and Customer Value  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While behavior systems analysts have recognized the importance of the consumer of organizational products (i.e., receiving system) in developing models of organizational change, few have offered a systematic assessment of the relationship between consumer and organizational practices. In this article we will discuss how a behavior systems approach…

Tosti, Donald; Herbst, Scott A.

2009-01-01

322

Organizational Learning Theory in Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The paper's purposes are to establish organizational learning theory as evolving from the theoretical and empirical study of organizations and to build grounded theory explaining organizational learning in schools. Design/methodology/approach: Implementation of instructional technology as a process of organizational learning was explored…

Fauske, Janice R.; Raybould, Rebecca

2005-01-01

323

Organizational Theory and Leadership Navigation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teaching organizational theory in a way that bridges to leadership practice is vital to preparing deft educational leaders who understand the organizational behavior of schools and districts. Organizational theory guides understanding of the complexities of schools and districts and can be a basis for collaborative and effective decision making.…

Brazer, S. David; Kruse, Sharon D.; Conley, Sharon

2014-01-01

324

Organizational structures and practices are better predictors of suicide terror threats than individual psychological dispositions.  

PubMed

Terror organizations tend to rely on a limited number of practices to reinforce commitment to suicide on the part of recruits. Therefore, given the many difficulties associated with identifying individuals willing to become suicide terrorists, understanding the organizational contexts in which most suicide terrorism takes place is likely to be more useful than psychological profiling for predicting future attacks. PMID:25162853

Qirko, Hector

2014-08-01

325

Amoeba: A Methodology for Modeling and Evolution of Cross-Organizational Business Processes  

E-print Network

Amoeba: A Methodology for Modeling and Evolution of Cross-Organizational Business Processes Nirmit describes Amoeba, a methodology for business processes that is based on busi- ness protocols. Protocols capture the business meaning of interactions among autonomous parties via commitments. Amoeba includes

Young, R. Michael

326

Positive Organizational Scholarship  

Microsoft Academic Search

Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS) focuses on the generative dynamics in organizations that lead to human strength and virtue, resilience and healing, vitality and thriving, capability-building, and cultivating extraordinary individuals, groups and organizations. POS is premised on the belief that enabling human excellence in organizations unlocks latent potential and reveals hidden possibilities in people and systems that can benefit both human

Jane E. Dutton; Mary Ann Glynn; Gretchen Spreitzer

327

ORGANIZATIONAL RISK COMMUNICATION  

EPA Science Inventory

Ris communication tools in organizations differs in several ways from many of tools and techniques developed for public meetings. The traditional view of risk communication seeks to manage the public outrage ssociated with site-based issues. Organizational risk communication seek...

328

Comparing Organizational Sampling Frames.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Compares costs and effectiveness of five organizational sampling frames (direct enumeration, unemployment insurance (UI) forms, Dun and Bradstreet's Market Identifier (DMI) files, telephone directory white pages, and chamber of commerce membership directories) at identifying a population of business organizations in Durham County, North Carolina.…

Kalleberg, Arne L.; And Others

1990-01-01

329

Organizational Knowledge Management Structure  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: To propose and evaluate a novel management structure that encourages knowledge sharing across an organization. Design/methodology/approach: The extant literature on the impact of organizational culture and its link to management structure is examined and used to develop a new knowledge sharing management structure. Roadblocks to…

Walczak, Steven

2005-01-01

330

Creating Lasting Organizational Changes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Offers guidelines for choosing valuable, lasting initiatives to guide organizational change efforts. Highlights include analyzing the total picture by examining the organization's mission; focusing on core departments; changing processes before altering the structure or acquiring technology; setting up effective behavioral contingencies; and…

Malott, Maria E.

1999-01-01

331

Organizational Defense Travel Administrator  

E-print Network

DTS Organizational Defense Travel Administrator Course 13 August 2013 #12;Course Outline with DTS ­ Self-registration in DTS ­ Recurring problems found in NPS travel documents ­ The latest dope-11 Provost, Dean #12;DTS Organization · GSOIS--Grad School of Org and Info Sci · Org 06 at NPS · Org

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Organizational Change and Development  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent analyses of organizational change suggest a growing concern with the tempo of change, understood as the characteristic rate, rhythm, or pattern of work or activity. Episodic change is contrasted with continuous change on the basis of implied metaphors of organizing, analytic frameworks, ideal or- ganizations, intervention theories, and roles for change agents. Episodic change follows the sequence unfreeze-transition-refreeze, whereas

Karl E. Weick; Robert E. Quinn

2008-01-01

333

Cross-industry dimensionality of the commitment to change scale in China.  

PubMed

Commitment to organizational change can explain a range of employees' attitudes and behaviors during organizational change, and its measurement is central to explaining such organizational linkages. The purpose of this study is to re-examine the dimensionality of Herscovitch and Meyer's Commitment to Change Scale across two different industrial samples in a non-Western cultural context (China). The two samples were 198 civil servants (60.0% men; M age = 29.3 yr., M organizational tenure = 62.7 mo.) and 442 high-tech company employees (58.2% men; M age = 30.5 yr., M organizational tenure = 66.5 mo.) who had respectively undergone major changes in compensation and performance appraisal systems in their organizations at the time of the research. Results of exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses showed that a four-factor model with 14 items fit the data best in both samples. The generality of the scale's structure as well as its implications for change-management practices are discussed. PMID:21879642

Chen, Jingqiu; Wang, Lei

2011-06-01

334

78 FR 58149 - Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Persons Who Commit, Threaten To Commit, or...  

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76 FR 58999 - Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Persons Who Commit, Threaten To Commit, Or...  

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2011-09-22

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Linking Affective Commitment, Career Self-Efficacy, and Outcome Expectations: A Test of Social Cognitive Career Theory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors tested a model based on the satisfaction model of social cognitive career theory (SCCT) that links college students' affective commitment to their major (the emotional identification that students feel toward their area of study) with career decision self-efficacy (CDSE) and career outcome expectations. Results indicate that CDSE…

Conklin, Amanda M.; Dahling, Jason J.; Garcia, Pablo A.

2013-01-01

337

The Relation of Secondary Traumatization to Therapists' Perceptions of the Working Alliance with Clients Who Commit Sexual Abuse  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors assessed burnout, compassion fatigue, secondary trauma symptoms, and compassion satisfaction in relation to experienced therapists' perceptions of the working alliance. Participants, 106 specialists in the treatment of clients who commit sexual abuse, completed the Working Alliance Inventory-Short Form (T. J. Tracey & A. M. Kokotovic,…

Carmel, Melissa J. Sheehy; Friedlander, Myrna L.

2009-01-01

338

Entire Complacency and Satisfaction  

E-print Network

Posted originally on the Archive of Our Own at http://archiveofourown.org/works/37739. Rating: General Audiences Archive Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply Category: F/F Fandom: Mina de Malfois Character: Archivist12, Mina de Malfois - Character... Additional Tags: Future Fic Collections: Yuletide Madness 2009 Stats: Published: 2009-12-24 Words: 811 Entire Complacency and Satisfaction by Carlanime Summary A quick look forward to the period immediately following Mina's sojourn in grad school. Notes...

2009-12-24

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Criminal commitment among drug dealers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Conflicting stereotypes have confused the public about the motivations, ideology, and organization underlying soft drug dealing. This field study integrates new and existing images of criminality and commitment to provide insight into the complex and subterranean dealing world.

Patricia A. Adler; Peter Adler

1982-01-01

340

On Studying Organizational Cultures.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the values of the concepts of symbol, language, ideology, belief, ritual, and myth in understanding the creation of new cultures and in unraveling the related processes by which entrepreneurs give energy, purpose, and commitment to the organizations they are bringing into being. (Author/IRT)

Pettigrew, Andrew M.

1979-01-01

341

Effects of Habitual Anger on Employees’ Behavior during Organizational Change  

PubMed Central

Organizational change is a particularly emotional event for those being confronted with it. Anger is a frequently experienced emotion under these conditions. This study analyses the influence of employees’ habitual anger reactions on their reported behavior during organizational change. It was explored whether anger reactions conducive to recovering or increasing individual well-being will enhance the likelihood of functional change behavior. Dysfunctional regulation strategies in terms of individual well-being are expected to decrease the likelihood of functional change behavior—mediated by the commitment to change. Four hundred and twelve employees of different organizations in Luxembourg undergoing organizational change participated in the study. Findings indicate that the anger regulation strategy venting, and humor increase the likelihood of deviant resistance to change. Downplaying the incident’s negative impact and feedback increase the likelihood of active support for change. The mediating effect of commitment to change has been found for humor and submission. The empirical findings suggest that a differentiated conceptualization of resistance to change is required. Specific implications for practical change management and for future research are discussed. PMID:24287849

Bönigk, Mareike; Steffgen, Georges

2013-01-01

342

Alcohol myopia and goal commitment.  

PubMed

According to alcohol myopia theory, acute alcohol consumption leads people to disproportionally focus on the salient rather than the peripheral aspects of a situation. We summarize various studies exploring how myopic processes resulting from acute alcohol intake affect goal commitment. After consuming alcohol student participants felt strongly committed to an important personal goal even though they had low expectations of successfully attaining the goal. However, once intoxicated participants were sober again (i.e., not myopic anymore) they failed to act on their goal commitment. In line with alcohol myopia theory, strong goal commitment as a result of alcohol intake was mediated by intoxicated (vs. sober) participants disproportionally focusing on the desirability rather than the feasibility of their goal. Further supporting alcohol myopia theory, when the low feasibility of attaining a particular goal was experimentally made salient (either explicitly or implicitly by subliminal priming), intoxicated participants felt less committed than those who consumed a placebo. We discuss these effects of acute alcohol intake in the context of research on the effects of chronic alcohol consumption on goal commitment. PMID:24624106

Sevincer, A Timur; Oettingen, Gabriele

2014-01-01

343

A Stepwise Discriminant Analysis of Job Satisfaction and Group Cohesiveness of Biracial Blue and White Collar Workers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors investigated differences in the job satisfaction and group cohesiveness of blue-collar and white-collar workers under participative and authoritative leadership styles for Negroes and whites. The Job Descriptive Index, Seashore's measure of group cohesiveness, and Likert's "Profile of Organizational Characteristics" were used. Some…

Milutinovich, Jugoslav S.; And Others

344

Role Overload, Job Satisfaction, Leisure Satisfaction, and Psychological Health among Employed Women  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Role overload, job satisfaction, leisure satisfaction, and psychological health were measured for 155 women who were employed full time. Role overload was negatively correlated with psychological health, job satisfaction, and leisure satisfaction. Job satisfaction and leisure satisfaction were positively correlated with psychological health.…

Pearson, Quinn M.

2008-01-01

345

Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs 1225 Observatory Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53706  

E-print Network

. Key words: job satisfaction, organizational commitment, job involvement, work motivation, culture #12 and Organizational Commitment Donald P. Moynihan La Follette School of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin and Organizational Commitment Donald P. Moynihan Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs University

Wisconsin at Madison, University of

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The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Survey  

MedlinePLUS

... Drugs & Supplements Videos & Cool Tools ESPAÑOL The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Survey To use the sharing features ... MedlinePlus en español. NLM participates in the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) to measure online user satisfaction. The ...

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Ecological models of sexual satisfaction among lesbian/bisexual and heterosexual women.  

PubMed

Sexual satisfaction is an integral component of sexual health and well-being, yet we know little about which factors contribute to it among lesbian/bisexual women. To examine a proposed ecological model of sexual satisfaction, we conducted an internet survey of married heterosexual women and lesbian/bisexual women in committed same-sex relationships. Structural equation modeling included five final latent variables for heterosexual women and seven final latent variables for lesbian/bisexual women. Overall, results indicated that, for both groups of women, a similar constellation of factors (depressive symptoms, relationship satisfaction, sexual functioning, and social support) was related to sexual satisfaction. In lesbian/bisexual women, internalized homophobia was an additional factor. Contrary to expectations, the presence of children in the home and a history of childhood sexual abuse did not contribute significantly to the model for either group. Findings support the idea that gender socialization may influence sexual satisfaction more than socialization around sexual orientation. Additionally, given that for both groups of women relationship satisfaction explained a substantial amount of variance in sexual satisfaction, sexual concerns may be better addressed at the relationship than the individual level. PMID:18574685

Henderson, Alison W; Lehavot, Keren; Simoni, Jane M

2009-02-01

348

Organizational Culture andOrganizational Culture and Human Factors in HealthcareHuman Factors in Healthcare  

E-print Network

Organizational Culture andOrganizational Culture and Human Factors in HealthcareHuman Factors;TEAMWORK!TEAMWORK! #12;OverviewOverview ·· Organizational culture and adaptationOrganizational culture #12;Organizational Culture andOrganizational Culture and AdaptationAdaptation #12;Definitions

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Sexual satisfaction in male infertility.  

PubMed

Infertility is proposed to be a continuing stressor for couples suffering from involuntary childlessness. A long duration of the desire for a child and, correspondingly, a longer period of diagnostic and treatment procedures could have a negative impact on sexual satisfaction, thus leading to an unfavorable psychological circuit. The present evaluation should clarify the state of sexual satisfaction and relationships, with relevant parameters in 68 men with fertility problems, of couples with involuntary childlessness. Subjects reported relatively high average levels of present sexual satisfaction with only nonsignificant lower scores (p = .08) compared to recalled sexual satisfaction prior to diagnosis of infertility. Multiple regression analyses revealed that a positive age difference between men and their spouses (p = .042) and a higher weekly coitus frequency (p = .002) were the only significant parameters associated independently with higher sexual satisfaction. Neither the age of partners, attitudes toward sexuality, treatment duration, duration of the partnership and the duration of the desire for a child, nor andrological findings had an influence on present sexual satisfaction. The results propose that treatment duration and duration of the desire for a child may not necessarily be connected to lowered sexual satisfaction in infertile males and that coitus frequency seems to be an indicator of sexual satisfaction in this patient group. PMID:10407644

Müller, M J; Schilling, G; Haidl, G

1999-01-01

350

Emotional intelligence and life satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the relationship between emotional intelligence and life satisfaction. To determine the nature of this relationship, personality constructs known to predict life satisfaction were also assessed (positive and negative affect). Emotional intelligence was assessed in 107 participants using a modified version of the Trait Meta-Mood Scale [TMMS; Salovey, P, Mayer, J., Goldman, S., Turvey, C. & Palfai, T.1995.

Benjamin Palmer; Catherine Donaldson; Con Stough

2002-01-01

351

An index of job satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

An attitude scale to give an index of job satisfaction was constructed by a combination of Thurstone and Likert scaling methods. A corrected odd-even reliability coefficient of .87 was computed from scores obtained from a sample of 231 female office employees. Validity was investigated by comparing job satisfaction scores of two groups: (1) 40 students who had personnel jobs, and

Arthur H. Brayfield; Harold F. Rothe

1951-01-01

352

OPPORTUNITIES, ASPIRATIONS AND LIFE SATISFACTION  

Microsoft Academic Search

The idea that expanding work and consumption opportunities always increases people's wellbeing is well established in economics but finds no support in psychology. Instead, there is evidence in both economics and psychology that people's life satisfaction depends on how experienced utility compares with expectations of life satisfaction or decision utility . In this paper I suggest that expanding work and

Woody Allen; Francesco Ferrante

353

Perspectives on User Satisfaction Surveys.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses academic libraries, digital environments, increasing competition, the relationship between service quality and user satisfaction, and user surveys. Describes the SERVQUAL model that measures service quality and user satisfaction in academic libraries; considers gaps between user expectations and managers' perceptions of user…

Cullen, Rowena

2001-01-01

354

The Importance of Organizational Learning for Organizational Sustainability  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: This Special Issue is intended to heighten awareness of the importance of organizational learning in addressing the demands of organizational sustainability, and in particular triple bottom line (TBL) sustainability. A definition of TBL sustainability is provided, together with an exploration of the practical issues relevant to adopting…

Smith, Peter A. C.

2012-01-01

355

Organizational Errors: Directions for Future Research  

E-print Network

The goal of this chapter is to promote research about organizational errors—i.e., the actions of multiple organizational participants that deviate from organizationally specified rules and can potentially result in adverse ...

Carroll, John Stephen

356

75 FR 57159 - Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Persons Who Commit, Threaten to Commit, or...  

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2010-09-20

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77 FR 56519 - Continuation of the National Emergency With Persons Who Commit, Threaten To Commit, or Support...  

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2012-09-12

358

Team Teaching: An Organizational Redefinition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although many definitions of team teaching have been proposed since its inception in 1957, none so far seems adequate in describing its complex organizational makeup. Although each team teaching plan may have unique characteristics, certain organizational elements typical of team teaching plans can be identified. A team must have a minimum of two…

Sterns, Harvey N.

359

Organizational Justice and Police Misconduct  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although police misconduct has interested policing scholars for many years, extant research has been largely atheoretical and has ignored the role of organizational justice in understanding the behavior. This study uses survey data from a random sample of 483 police officers employed in the Philadelphia Police Department to explore the role of organizational justice in police misconduct. Results indicate that

Scott E. Wolfe; Alex R. Piquero

2011-01-01

360

Environmental scanning and organizational culture  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the connection between environmental scanning for market intelligence, organizational culture and generic strategies. The generic strategies, based on the Miles and Snow typology, are related to the organizational culture types developed by Deshpande et al. An enhanced model of the one proposed by Deshpande et al. is presented. By providing a more complete model, it is possible

Carl L. Saxby; Kevin R. Parker; Philip S. Nitse; Paul L. Dishman

2002-01-01

361

Transformational Leadership And Organizational Culture  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nine types of organizational cultures are defined in terms of the extent transformational and transactional leadership and their effects form accepted ways of behaving. The Organizational Description Questionnaire (ODQ) is used by members of the organizations to describe their cultures.The nine types of organizations include the high-contrast culture with both strong transformational and transactional qualities to the \\

Bernard M. Bass; Bruce J. Avolio

1994-01-01

362

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Introduction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is the introductory article to a special series in Cognitive and Behavioral Practice on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Instead of each article herein reviewing the basics of ACT, this article contains that review. This article provides a description of where ACT fits within the larger category of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT):…

Twohig, Michael P.

2012-01-01

363

Our commitment to business sustainability  

E-print Network

Our commitment to business sustainability `Timber is one of the most environmentally friendly intensive materials' Sustainability is about achieving a balance between meeting the needs of humans that sustainable principles are embedded in every aspect of our business ­ which means considering our impact

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Higher Education and Social Commitment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The proceedings of the Regional Institute of Higher Education and Development's seminar and the meaning and implications of social commitment in higher education are reported. The welcoming address (S. Nasution) and the opening address (Y. B. Dato' Murad bin Mohd. Noor) welcome the participants and set the tone for the discussions to follow. The…

Nasution, S.; Virasai, Banphot, Eds.

365

Conversational Semantics with Social Commitments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Message semantics are traditionally deflned in terms of men- tal states, which is a trend that is criticized for assuming the sincerity and cooperativeness of agents. To circumvent these limitations, several proposals have been put forth to deflne the semantics of messages using social commitments. We follow this trend and present a conversational model where the meaning of messages is

Roberto A. Flores; Philippe Pasquier; Brahim Chaib-draa

2004-01-01

366

Student residential satisfaction in research universities  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The paper aims to investigate the level of student satisfaction with campus student housing facilities (SHF) at Malaysian research universities (RUs) and the relationship between satisfaction and loyalty behaviour. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The student residential satisfaction (SRS) framework has been proposed to investigate residential satisfaction from the students' viewpoint. Questionnaires were distributed to respondents in three RUs. The data

Nurul ‘Ulyani Mohd Najib; Nor’ Aini Yusof; Nazirah Zainul Abidin

2011-01-01

367

The Relationship between Satisfaction with Workplace Training and Overall Job Satisfaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Opportunities for training and development are paramount in decisions regarding employee career choices. Despite the importance, many research studies on job satisfaction do not address satisfaction with workplace training as an element of overall job satisfaction, and many job satisfaction survey instruments do not include a "satisfaction with…

Schmidt, Steven W.

2007-01-01

368

Italian Universities and the Third Mission: A Longitudinal Analysis of Organizational and Educational Evolution towards the "Entrepreneurial University"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines the diffusion of entrepreneurial activities among Italian universities, the evolution of the organizational models implemented to facilitate such activities and the commitment of the universities to the Third Mission of social and economic development. As previous analyses have shown, Italian universities have only recently…

Riviezzo, Angelo; Napolitano, Maria Rosaria

2010-01-01

369

Measuring residential satisfaction: a residential environmental satisfaction scale (RESS)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this article is to introduce an integrative and more comprehensive approach to measurement of residential environmental\\u000a satisfaction. Domains of residential environmental satisfaction were empirically examined using techniques for multivariate\\u000a analysis. Data were mainly drawn from the Housing Demand Survey (WoningBehoefteOnderzoek 2002), an a-select sample of 75,034\\u000a respondents that is representative for the population of Dutch residents in

C. C. M. Adriaanse

2007-01-01

370

7 CFR 3550.70 - Conditional commitments.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...request a conditional commitment, the builder, dealer-contractor, or seller must...conditional commitment may be made to a seller, builder, or dealer-contractor who packages...justifiable and appropriate. (h) Builder's warranty. The builder or...

2010-01-01

371

The lineage commitment of haemopoietic progenitor cells  

Microsoft Academic Search

Multipotent haemopoietic progenitor cells appear to be ‘primed’ for commitment by co-expression of a multiplicity of genes characteristic of different lineages. Lineage commitment proceeds as the consolidation of a distinct pattern of gene expression out of this milieu.

Michael A Cross; Tariq Enver

1997-01-01

372

FIVE COMMITMENTS We lay the cornerstone  

E-print Network

is the academic foundation of leadership. We commit to teaching our students critical thinking and analysis Research Vision 2020 Graduate Fellowships $600K Freshman Critical Thinking Seminars COMMITMENT #3 #12;We

Bermúdez, José Luis

373

A brief review on quantum bit commitment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In classical cryptography, the bit commitment scheme is one of the most important primitives. We review the state of the art of bit commitment protocols, emphasizing its main achievements and applications. Next, we present a practical quantum bit commitment scheme, whose security relies on current technological limitations, such as the lack of long-term stable quantum memories. We demonstrate the feasibility of our practical quantum bit commitment protocol and that it can be securely implemented with nowadays technology.

Almeida, Álvaro J.; Loura, Ricardo; Paunkovi?, Nikola; Silva, Nuno A.; Muga, Nelson J.; Mateus, Paulo; André, Paulo S.; Pinto, Armando N.

2014-08-01

374

Ergonomics in organizational design and management  

Microsoft Academic Search

The historical development of ergonomics in organizational design and management is reviewed. Basic concepts of organizational design and of sociotechnical systems are discussed. The emergence of an organizational-machine interface technology and related concepts of macroergonomics are presented, including sociotechnical system considerations in organizational and work systems design. Macroergonomics methods and applications are summarized.

HAL W. HENDRICK

1991-01-01

375

Young Children's Understanding of Joint Commitments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

When adults make a joint commitment to act together, they feel an obligation to their partner. In 2 studies, the authors investigated whether young children also understand joint commitments to act together. In the first study, when an adult orchestrated with the child a joint commitment to play a game together and then broke off from their joint…

Grafenhain, Maria; Behne, Tanya; Carpenter, Malinda; Tomasello, Michael

2009-01-01

376

Social support and life satisfaction among Hong Kong Chinese older adults: family first?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Family members and friends are important for the psychological well being of older adults. The present study examined the\\u000a relative contribution of these two sources of support to life satisfaction among Chinese older adults living in Hong Kong.\\u000a The moderating role of familism, which represents the commitment of family members to the family, was also examined. One hundred\\u000a and eight

Gladys T. Y. Yeung; Helene H. Fung

2007-01-01

377

A Contingency Approach to Consistency: A Challenge to Prevalent Views.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Predicted internal consistency, compared to inconsistency, would be associated with higher individual outcomes in congruent situations and with lower individual outcomes in incongruent situations. Assessment of professionals' (N=175) organizational commitment, professional commitment, job satisfaction, and job involvement revealed predicted…

Pazy, Asya; Zin, Ruth

1987-01-01

378

Commitment  

E-print Network

there earlier. "Something wrong?" "No, just tired." "Go home, then. See you tomorrow, I'll call." "Yeah, whatever," Shoulders drooping, he headed toward the door. "G'night, Lucinda. See ya' in the mornin', Hutch." He left, shutting the door between them...

Multiple Contributors

1988-01-01

379

Work values and job satisfaction: a qualitative study of Iranian nurses.  

PubMed

This study aimed to describe the effect of nursing profession work-related values on job satisfaction among a sample of Iranian nurses. We used in-depth interviews with 30 nurses who worked in university-affiliated and public hospitals in Tehran, Iran. The results of thematic analysis of interviews are reported in four themes to present the participants' articulations in linking their work-related values to job satisfaction. The themes consist of values that "encourage tolerance," "enhance inner harmony," "reflect traditional commitment," "enhance unity," and are "centered around altruism and spiritual values." The most satisfied participants considered nursing a divine profession and a tool by which they could gain spiritual pleasure and satisfaction. Our findings highlight the potential role of nursing work-related values in reducing dissatisfaction with one's job. For the nursing profession, this may have implications in reducing job instability and turnover. PMID:23232792

Ravari, Ali; Bazargan-Hejazi, Shahrzad; Ebadi, Abbas; Mirzaei, Tayebeh; Oshvandi, Khodayar

2013-06-01

380

Pathology (Gregg) Clinical Organizational Structure  

E-print Network

Molecular Pathology (Gregg) Clinical Organizational Structure Department Chair (Howell) Vice Chair, Strategic Technology (Levenson) Vice Chair, Research (Wan) Senior Director, Anatomic Pathology (Bishop) Vice (Jin) Surgical Pathology (Bishop) Directors of: Senior Director, Clinical Pathology (Gregg) Progenitor

Leistikow, Bruce N.

381

Relational Contracts and Organizational Capabilities  

E-print Network

A large literature identifies unique organizational capabilities as a potent source of competitive advantage, yet our knowledge of why capabilities fail to diffuse more rapidly—particularly in situations in which competitors ...

Gibbons, Robert S.

382

Organizational dynamics and energy policy  

SciTech Connect

Organization theory posits the idea of an organizational identity, a pattern of decision-making shaped by organization and management practices. The rise of the administrative state, as a function of the quest for efficiency in the production of material goods, has created an overarching organizational identity for government actions. This paper will develop a theory of the policy-making choices inherent to an administrative state and argue that the resulting organizational identity strongly encourages policy makers to consider what Lutzenhiser has identified as the physical-technical-economic model (PTEM) as the preeminent method of decision making. The author will show the historical developments that lead him to conclude this, consider what these developments mean for citizens in such a society, and consider the effect of these developments on the organizational dynamics of energy policy actors.

Payne, C.

1998-07-01

383

Motivation Theories of Maslow, Herzberg, McGregor & McClelland. A Literature Review of Selected Theories Dealing with Job Satisfaction and Motivation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Job satisfaction, motivation, and reward systems are included in one area of organizational theory. The strongest influence in this area is motivation because it overlaps into both of the other two components. A review of the classical literature on motivation reveals four major theory areas: (1) Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs; (2) Herzberg's…

Pardee, Ronald L.

384

Racial Profiling and Organizational Change  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this research was to determine whether police organizations while conducting race-based policing studies dependent on officer-generated forms are affected operationally or, because of the study’s findings, experience organizational change. Using a survey, the researchers asked departments about organizational changes resulting from race-based policing studies. In addition, the researchers compared the primary productivity measures of each department during

Marielle Schultz; Brian L. Withrow

2004-01-01

385

Building organizational supports for research-minded practitioners.  

PubMed

One of the biggest challenges facing human service organizations is the proliferation of information from inside and outside the agency that needs to be managed if it is to be of use. The concepts of tacit and explicit knowledge can inform an approach to this challenge. Tacit knowledge is stored in the minds of practitioners (often called practice wisdom) and the explicit knowledge is often found in organizational procedure manuals and educational and training materials. Building on this perspective, this analysis provides a preliminary definition of research-minded practitioners by explicating the elements of curiosity, critical reflection, and critical thinking. The organizational implications of developing a cadre of research-minded practitioners include the commitment of top management to support "link officers", evidence request services, research and development units, and service standards. The challenges include the capacity to identify/support research-minded practitioners, promote an organizational culture of evidence-informed practice, redefine staff development and training, redefine job descriptions, and specify the nature of managerial leadership. PMID:22409621

Austin, Michael J; Dal Santo, Teresa S; Lee, Chris

2012-01-01

386

Hospital at night: an organizational design that provides safer care at night  

PubMed Central

The reduction in the working hours of doctors represents a challenge to the delivery of medical care to acutely sick patients 24 hours a day. Increasing the number of doctors to support multiple specialty rosters is not the solution for economic or organizational reasons. This paper outlines an alternative, economically viable multidisciplinary solution that has been shown to improve patient outcomes and provides organizational consistency. The change requires strong clinical leadership, with organizational commitment to both cultural and structural change. Careful attention to ensuring the teams possess the appropriate competencies, implementing a reliable process to identify the sickest patients and escalate their care, and structuring rotas efficiently are essential features of success. PMID:25561063

2014-01-01

387

Hospital at night: an organizational design that provides safer care at night.  

PubMed

The reduction in the working hours of doctors represents a challenge to the delivery of medical care to acutely sick patients 24 hours a day. Increasing the number of doctors to support multiple specialty rosters is not the solution for economic or organizational reasons. This paper outlines an alternative, economically viable multidisciplinary solution that has been shown to improve patient outcomes and provides organizational consistency. The change requires strong clinical leadership, with organizational commitment to both cultural and structural change. Careful attention to ensuring the teams possess the appropriate competencies, implementing a reliable process to identify the sickest patients and escalate their care, and structuring rotas efficiently are essential features of success. PMID:25561063

Hamilton-Fairley, Diana; Coakley, John; Moss, Fiona

2014-12-11

388

Evaluation of Emotional Intelligence and Job Satisfaction in Employees of Kashan Hospitals  

PubMed Central

Background: Job satisfaction and emotional intelligence are two important variables in organizational behavioral studies, and are key factors in promoting the efficiency of organizations. Objectives: The present study was conducted in order to determine the job satisfaction and emotional intelligence of employees of Kashan hospitals in 2011. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed on 121 employees of Kashan hospitals who were selected using random stratified method. In this study, Bar-on emotional intelligence and job satisfaction questionnaires were used. The data were analyzed using statistical methods such as odds ratio, Chi-square and Fisher's exact test. Results: The majority of employees (76%) had moderate emotional intelligence while 88.2% of them had moderate job satisfaction. In this study, there were no significant relations between emotional intelligence and variables such as sex, education, and marital and job status (P > 0.05) but significant relations were found between the age and emotional intelligence (P = 0.01). Furthermore, there was no significant relation between job satisfaction and demographic variables. Moreover, no significant relation was found between the emotional intelligence and job satisfaction (P > 0.05). Conclusions: As the majority of the staff had average level of job satisfaction and emotional intelligence and others were lower than average, it seems necessary for authorities to explore the reasons for job dissatisfaction to prevent job burnout, depression and developing a sense of helplessness in the staff. It is also recommended to hold educational workshops for the staff especially who are younger than 40 years to promote their emotional intelligence. PMID:25414889

Ghoreishi, Fatemeh Sadat; Zahirrodine, Ali Reza; Assarian, Fatemeh; Moosavi, Seyed Gholam Abbas; Zare Zadeh Mehrizi, Maryam

2014-01-01

389

Job satisfaction in health-care organizations  

PubMed Central

Job satisfaction among health-care professionals acquires significance for the purpose of maximization of human resource potential. This article is aimed at emphasizing importance of studying various aspects of job satisfaction in health-care organizations. PMID:23766585

Bhatnagar, Kavita; Srivastava, Kalpana

2012-01-01

390

FY12 MILITARY PROGRAMS CUSTOMER SATISFACTION  

E-print Network

FY12 MILITARY PROGRAMS CUSTOMER SATISFACTION SURVEY March 2013 #12;This report prepared by: Linda.1 Customer Demographics ------------------------------------------ 5 2.2 General Satisfaction Items ------------------------------------- 16 2.3 Specific Services Items ---------------------------------------- 17 2.4 Customer Comments

US Army Corps of Engineers

391

48 CFR 11.203 - Customer satisfaction.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... 2013-10-01 false Customer satisfaction. 11.203 Section 11...Requirements Documents 11.203 Customer satisfaction. Acquisition organizations shall communicate with customers to determine how well...

2013-10-01

392

48 CFR 11.203 - Customer satisfaction.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... 2012-10-01 false Customer satisfaction. 11.203 Section 11...Requirements Documents 11.203 Customer satisfaction. Acquisition organizations shall communicate with customers to determine how well...

2012-10-01

393

48 CFR 11.203 - Customer satisfaction.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... 2010-10-01 false Customer satisfaction. 11.203 Section 11...Requirements Documents 11.203 Customer satisfaction. Acquisition organizations shall communicate with customers to determine how well...

2010-10-01

394

48 CFR 11.203 - Customer satisfaction.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... 2011-10-01 false Customer satisfaction. 11.203 Section 11...Requirements Documents 11.203 Customer satisfaction. Acquisition organizations shall communicate with customers to determine how well...

2011-10-01

395

39 CFR 3030.41 - Satisfaction.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Postal Service 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Satisfaction. 3030.41 Section 3030.41 Postal Service POSTAL...PERSONNEL RULES FOR COMPLAINTS Settlement § 3030.41 Satisfaction. (a) If a complaint is resolved informally,...

2011-07-01

396

39 CFR 3030.41 - Satisfaction.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Postal Service 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Satisfaction. 3030.41 Section 3030.41 Postal Service POSTAL...PERSONNEL RULES FOR COMPLAINTS Settlement § 3030.41 Satisfaction. (a) If a complaint is resolved informally,...

2010-07-01

397

Competitive and cooperative conflict communication climates : The influence of ombuds processes on trust and commitment to the organization  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper seeks to explore the role of ombuds processes on commitment and trust to the organization. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – This research is framed by and builds on theories about cooperation-competition, procedural justice, and third party intervention (ombudsman processes) in managing organizational relationships. Data for this study come from semi-structured longitudinal interviews with 45 participants (138 interviews total) during

Tyler R. Harrison; Marya L. Doerfel

2006-01-01

398

The Sport Spectator Satisfaction Model: A Conceptual Framework for Understanding the Satisfaction of Spectators  

Microsoft Academic Search

Customer satisfaction is associated with numerous positive business outcomes and is recognised as an important field of study. However, only limited research has addressed the satisfaction of sport spectators, with even fewer studies examining the determinants of this satisfaction. Yet an understanding of how spectators arrive at evaluations of satisfaction or dissatisfaction provides a useful insight for directing marketing and

Linda Van Leeuwen; Shayne Quick; Kerry Daniel

2002-01-01

399

Consumer satisfaction with mental health treatment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Reviews literature on the evaluation of consumer satisfaction with mental health treatment. The methods of assessing consumer satisfaction, methodological issues in studies assessing satisfaction, results of the studies, and the value of consumer evaluation are discussed. Consumer evaluation is found to be a useful though flawed method of assessing services. It is concluded that consumer evaluation should be included in

Jay Lebow

1982-01-01

400

Channel Coordination Mechanisms for Customer Satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

We consider two broad categories of incentives by which a manufacturer can motivate its retailers to provide high customer satisfaction: (1) manufacturer assistance that reduces the retailer's cost of providing customer satisfaction (CS assistance); and (2) customer satisfaction index (CSI) bonus. We show that if a retailer has a long-term orientation, CS assistance is a more effective coordination mechanism that

Wujin Chu; Preyas S. Desai

1995-01-01

401

Customer satisfaction, customer retention, and market share  

Microsoft Academic Search

We provide a mathematical framework for assessing the value of cus- tomer satisfaction. The framework enables managers to determine which customer satisfaction elements have the greatest impact, and how much money should be spent to improve particular customer satisfac- tion elements. This makes it possible to hold customer satisfaction pro- grams accountable, in the way that other business programs are

ROLAND T. RUST; ANTHONY J. ZAHORIK

1993-01-01

402

An Overview of Customer Satisfaction Models.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is a report on how California community colleges can incorporate customer satisfaction models and theories from business to better serve students. Emphasis is given to two levels of customer satisfaction: macro- and micro-models. Macro-models look at how customer satisfaction relates to other elements or priorities of community…

Hom, Willard

403

WorkLife Programs 2010 Satisfaction Survey  

E-print Network

satisfied (11%), satisfied (41%), or very satisfied (16%) with WorkLife Programs. Satisfaction with customer29% 34% 35% 37% 73% WorkLife Programs 2010 Satisfaction Survey WorkLife Programs conducted itsLife Programs Overall satisfaction was high, with 68 percent of those responding stating that they are somewhat

404

Job Satisfaction among School Teachers in Cyprus  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recent national and international studies carried out in a number of countries have drawn attention to the degree of job satisfaction among teachers. In general, it has been found that context seems to be the most powerful predictor of overall satisfaction. However, given that most of the international studies on teacher satisfaction have been…

Zembylas, Michalinos; Papanastasiou, Elena

2004-01-01

405

A Study of School Nurse Job Satisfaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explored job satisfaction and changes needed to help boost levels of job satisfaction. Self-reported job satisfaction data were collected from 71 school nurses employed in elementary, middle, and high school settings via interactive focus groups. The subjects participated in a 30- to 45-minute focus group session that was audiotaped and…

Junious, DeMonica L.; Johnson, Regina Jones; Peters, Ronald J., Jr.; Markham, Christine M.; Kelder, Steven H.; Yacoubian, George S., Jr.

2004-01-01

406

Customer satisfaction and retention in transition economies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Customer Satisfaction Index studies have become standard practice in many industries and individual companies for improving performance through increased customer loyalty. However, customer decision-making and satisfaction in transitional economies have so far been studied less extensively in systematic ways. This paper reports on major empirical research focusing on customer perceived quality, satisfaction, retention and loyalty measurements taken in North-West Russia.

L. Murgulets; J. Eklöf; I. Dukeov; I. Selivanova

2001-01-01

407

Examining Student Satisfaction of Online Statistics Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This survey research of 55 participants was completed at a private university to determine students' satisfaction of statistic online courses. The study explored the students' satisfaction of course components: online statistics, online instruction, communication, assessment, and overall student satisfaction. The findings showed a positive…

Al-Asfour, Ahmed

2012-01-01

408

Life satisfaction among the Japanese living abroad  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study was designed to examine differences in life satisfaction between groups of Japanese living in three different countries using the Life Satisfaction Battery (LSB). The LSB was developed by Sorenson (1986) and consists of 12 scales: positive mood, negative mood, physical discomforts, satisfaction, daily routine, competence, accomplishments, resources, stress, motivation, internal obstacles, and external obstacles. This self-report inventory

Yukiko Yoshida; Loren Sauer; Romeria Tidwell; Rodney Skager; A. Garth Sorenson

1997-01-01

409

Correlates of Life Satisfaction: An Aid Analysis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Automatic Interaction Detector (AID 3) was used to develop a model based on the interaction of predictors of life satisfaction. Predictors were used representing demographics, environmental variables, and social psychological variables. The most important predictors of life satisfaction were family life satisfaction, personal health…

Toseland, Ron; Rasch, John

1979-01-01

410

Factors Related to Job Satisfaction among Psychotherapists.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document reviews, synthesizes, and critiques research on factors related to job satisfaction among psychotherapists. A sample of burnout literature is also reviewed, especially as it relates to job satisfaction. The impact of training on job satisfaction is considered, with sections examining the need to match training with job descriptions,…

Ott, Donald Bob

411

Quantum Bit Commitment from a Physical Assumption  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mayers and independently Lo and Chau have shown that unconditionally secure quantum bit commitment is impossible. In this\\u000a paper we show that under the assumption that the sender is not able to perform generalized measurements involving more than\\u000a n qubits coherently (n-coherent measurements) then quantum bit commitment is possible. A commitment scheme is ?-binding if for each execution there is

Louis Salvail

1998-01-01

412

The Role of Pay Satisfaction in Instructor Satisfaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Voluntary employee turnover is a major factor affecting adventure education (AE) organizations (Garret, 2003). Voluntary turnover often is dysfunctional for both employees and organizations (Birmingham, 1989; Podsakoff, LePine, & LePine, 2007). Turnover can result in increased employee and organizational costs (e.g., McKinney, Bartlett, &…

Wilson, Jackson

2009-01-01

413

Organizational images : towards a model of organizations  

E-print Network

This study develops a general theoretical framework for the analysis of organizational behavior by focusing on the notion that organizations develop unique information-processing frameworks, which it labels "organizational ...

Krishnan, Neel

2012-01-01

414

TABLE OF CONTENTS Organizational Profile i  

E-print Network

of Customer Satisfaction and Engagement 13 3.2a. Product Offerings and Customer Support 14 3.2b. Building competitors in customer satisfaction, according to a third-party survey. In 2012, MESA led its closest customers and suppliers. In 2011, key customer retention was 98%. Latest supplier satisfaction results were

Magee, Joseph W.

415

Organizational Web Sites: Web Site Content and Style as Determinants of Organizational Attraction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Organizational web sites have become a primary source of information for job seekers. To date, no research has attempted to determine which aspects of organizational web sites most influence job-seeker attraction to an organization. The current paper reports the results of two studies that examined how perceptions of organizational web site content (compensation, organizational culture, and training opportunities) and style

Richard T. Cober; Douglas J. Brown; Paul E. Levy; Alana B. Cober

2003-01-01

416

LEARNING AND ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE (LOC) The Learning and Organizational Change concentration helps you explore how  

E-print Network

-based systems, involving people, technology and organizational structures and culture are a particular strength Culture and Cognition · LOC 306 Studies in Organizational Change · LOC 310 Learning OrganizationsLEARNING AND ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE (LOC) CURRICULUM The Learning and Organizational Change

Shahriar, Selim

417

Measuring post-decision satisfaction.  

PubMed

Measuring satisfaction with a decision after a choice has been made is particularly important for difficult choice situations where there is no "right" decision and/or where long-term consequences are uncertain. While others have developed instruments that primarily focus on clinical decisions, the authors developed a scale-the decision-attitude scale-in the context of consumers' choice of health plan. They examined the reliability and validity of this scale using data from a sample of state employees. While the decision-attitude scale has been applied to a health-plan-choice problem only, it can be applied to a variety of other health-related decision problems, because it shares a core set of items with the existing Satisfaction with Decision Scale. The authors identify and discuss the similarities and differences between the two scales. They also observe that each scale uncovers an additional construct not addressed by the other, suggesting that the concept of post-decision satisfaction is multidimensional. A new instrument combining items from both scales may prove the best measure of decision satisfaction for a variety of health-related decision problems. PMID:10638537

Sainfort, F; Booske, B C

2000-01-01

418

Nurse Burnout and Patient Satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: Amid a national nurse shortage, there is growing concern that high levels of nurse burnout could adversely affect patient outcomes. Objectives: This study examines the effect of the nurse work environment on nurse burnout, and the effects of the nurse work environment and nurse burnout on patients' satisfaction with their nursing care. Research Design\\/Subjects: We conducted cross-sectional surveys of

Doris C. Vahey; Linda H. Aiken; Douglas M. Sloane; Sean P. Clarke; Delfino Vargas

2004-01-01

419

Sustainable Consumption and Life Satisfaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine the association between sustainable consumption and life satisfaction. One aspect of sustainable consumption focused on in this study is the environment friendly purchase or green purchase. Using data collected from consumers in 14 cities in China, we found that consumers who reported green purchase…

Xiao, Jing Jian; Li, Haifeng

2011-01-01

420

Revealing ontological commitments by magic.  

PubMed

Considering the appeal of different magical transformations exposes some systematic asymmetries. For example, it is more interesting to transform a vase into a rose than a rose into a vase. An experiment in which people judged how interesting they found different magic tricks showed that these asymmetries reflect the direction a transformation moves in an ontological hierarchy: transformations in the direction of animacy and intelligence are favored over the opposite. A second and third experiment demonstrated that judgments of the plausibility of machines that perform the same transformations do not show the same asymmetries, but judgments of the interestingness of such machines do. A formal argument relates this sense of interestingness to evidence for an alternative to our current physical theory, with magic tricks being a particularly pure source of such evidence. These results suggest that people's intuitions about magic tricks can reveal the ontological commitments that underlie human cognition. PMID:25490128

Griffiths, Thomas L

2015-03-01

421

The complexity of organizational change: describing communication during organizational turbulence.  

PubMed

Organizational researchers and practitioners have been interested in organizational change for some time. Historically, they have directed most of their efforts at improving the efficiency of planned top-down change. These efforts were strategic attempts at altering parameters leading to transformational change. Most efforts failed to meet their intended purposes. Transformational organizational change has not been likely. The legitimate systems have been robust. There has been little systematic investigation of the communication occurring during these efforts. The purpose of this essay is to describe results of a mixed methods research project answering two research questions. (a) How do organizational members communicate during a time of turbulence? (b) What features of this communication suggest the potential for or resistance to transformative change? Comparing the results at the beginning of the period to other periods, gives insight into how social actors communicate and enact the organization during a threshold period where transformational change was possible. Results reveal identifiable patterns of communication as communication strategies, parameters, or basins of attraction. The overall pattern explains how micro communication patterns intersect and how the accumulation of these patterns may resist or accomplish change at a macro level. PMID:23244749

Salem, Philip

2013-01-01

422

Profiles of Organizational Culture and Effective Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study intends to investigate how school organizational culture is related to important organizational characteristics and observe how the profiles of strong culture?effective schools are different from those of weak culture?ineffective schools in terms of organizational variables (such as principal's leadership, organizational structure, and teachers’ social interactions), teachers’ job attitudes, and school effectiveness criteria. It is a cross?sectional survey research

Yin Cheong Cheng

1993-01-01

423

Evaluating Organizational Consultation in a Changing World.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While the evaluation of organizational consultation is becoming a more public activity, there is still much to be learned in this area. The complexity and uniqueness of most organizational consultation have contributed to the paucity of studies to evaluate the processes involved. Organizational consultation is an ongoing process; continual…

Barry, John R.

424

Organizational Form and the Market for Talent  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article brings together the market for products, the market for talent, and firms’ organizational form. While the organizational design determines the allocation of blame and fame within the firm, the value of a good reputation depends on the market structure. Consequently, the market structure dictates the optimal organizational design. If competition becomes tougher and the market thicker, transparent firms

Bård Harstad

2007-01-01

425

A Theory of Organizational Information Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

The two authors are listed in alphabetical order and have contributed equally to the paper. Abstract: Organizational use of information technology (IT) is increasingly characterized as 'services' rather than 'systems' to more accurately reflect IT's impact on organizational practices. We lack, however, frameworks that can help us understand, assess, and design information services in organizational contexts. This paper combines general

Lars Mathiassen; Carsten Sørensen

426

The Organizational Values of "Gimnazija" in Slovenia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article assesses the organizational values of "gimnazija" in Slovenia and examines the factors that contribute to the building of quality management. The theoretical framework is built on Schein's model of levels of culture, Sathe's interpretation of organizational culture and Getzels and Guba's model of organizational behaviour. Based on the…

Pang, Nicholas Sun-Keung

2006-01-01

427

Organizational Communication: Research and Practice. ERIC Digest.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In colleges and universities business students learn about organizational communication in order to function well in the business environment of which they will become a part. Although the organizational environment or culture is inextricably interwoven with the academic discipline of speech communication, the field of organizational communication…

Aiex, Nola Kortner

428

Organizational Learning, Change and Socialization. Symposium.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This symposium is comprised of three papers on organizational learning, change, and socialization. "A Study of the Organizational Learning Profile (OLP)" (Rae Dorai, Adela J. McMurray) reports findings that show the OLP (Pace et al. 1998) is a reliable instrument for measuring organizational learning and its content validity is high. "The Ability…

2002

429

The relative impact 1 Organizational socialization tactics  

E-print Network

is that organizational socialization facilitates the transmission of an organization's culture and provides newcomersThe relative impact 1 Organizational socialization tactics: Determining the relative impact the relationships between organizational socialization tactics and perceived fit. Using the same database, we made

Boyer, Edmond

430

Conditioning Factors of an Organizational Learning Culture  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The aim of this study is to assess the relationship between some variables (organizational structure, organizational dimension and age, human resource characteristics, the external environment, strategy and quality) and organizational learning culture and evaluate the way they interact with this kind of culture.…

Rebelo, Teresa Manuela; Gomes, Adelino Duarte

2011-01-01

431

Bipolar query satisfaction using satisfaction and dissatisfaction degrees: bipolar satisfaction degrees  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since many years, research on flexible querying of regular databases aims at making database systems better accessible, and this by allowing queries to be formulated in a more human consistent manner. In general, this is done by allowing the user to express preferences, which are not necessarily strict, but can be approximately specified. As a result, a satisfaction degree can

Tom Matthé; Guy De Tré

2009-01-01

432

Faculty Perceptions of Organizational Politics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study focuses on a contested area of shared governance, intercollegiate athletics. The researchers consider how faculty perceptions of organizational politics shape their orientations toward collaborative decision-making in this domain. The results provide insights into ways social cognitions about campus-level decision-making affect faculty…

Lawrence, Janet; Ott, Molly

2013-01-01

433

Environmental Decline and Organizational Response.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A management model uses a population perspective that examines types of change occurring in the environment of populations of organizations and results in four kinds of decline (erosion, contraction, dissolution, and collapse). It is used to explain several population-related organizational phenomena. (MSE)

Zammuto, Raymond F.; Cameron, Kim S.

1985-01-01

434

Creating a Healthy Organizational Climate.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Four areas of college management responsibility are reviewed: the mission of the organization; administrator/faculty relationship; individual stress; and measuring organizational health. According to Argyris (1980) an organization updates its goals (1) as a consequence of detecting and solving routine problems, and (2) through periodical…

Bolding, James T.; Van Patten, James J.

1982-01-01

435

Modeling drivers of organizational change  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – It is the purpose of this paper to analyze drivers of organizational change as well as their inhibitors with a particular focus on the influence of management and the environment. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The question will be addressed with the help of the case study of the New York Stock Exchange's (NYSE) move towards electronic trading. A system dynamical

Peter M. Milling; Nicole S. Zimmermann

2010-01-01

436

Organizational Planning: A Systems Approach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book discusses the need for organizational planning in a rapidly changing society and examines how a systems approach to needs assessment can meet that need. In the foreword, futurologist Earl Joseph discusses the phenomenon of social change and need for systematic planning to anticipate and direct change. In chapter 1, the authors present an…

Speiker, Charles A.; Buhl, Anthony J.

437

Online Education and Organizational Change  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An in-depth case study examined faculty and administrator perceptions of how online education affected the organizational culture of a large, suburban community college. Findings suggest that in addition to structural and procedural changes, online education had an impact on faculty and administrator roles, teaching and learning (in both online…

Garza Mitchell, Regina L.

2009-01-01

438

Brief Report Organizational Effects of  

E-print Network

Brief Report Organizational Effects of Oxytocin on Serotonin Innervation ABSTRACT: Oxytocin (OT on the expression of social behavior. OT has recently been implicated in modulating the release of serotonin through; aggression; stereology INTRODUCTION In mammalian adults the neuropeptide oxytocin (OT) plays a major role

Raghanti, Mary Ann

439

Institutional Complexity and Organizational Responses  

Microsoft Academic Search

Organizations face institutional complexity whenever they confront incompatible prescriptions from multiple institutional logics. Our interest is in how plural institutional logics, refracted through field-level structures and processes, are experienced within organizations and how organizations respond to such complexity. We draw on a variety of cognate literatures to discuss the field-level structural characteristics and organizational attributes that shape institutional complexity. We

Royston Greenwood; Mia Raynard; Farah Kodeih; Evelyn R. Micelotta; Michael Lounsbury

2011-01-01

440

Documenting Organizational Process Flow Modeling  

E-print Network

1 Documenting Organizational Processes or Process Flow Modeling Analysis Phase ­ Three Steps be redesigned and develop new DFDs for the revised processes. This documentation would be for Section 3 B and C Requirements Determination Project Documentation Requirements Structuring Alternative Generation And Selection

Schweik, Charles M.

441

Ghosts: Gateway to Organizational Transformation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Ghosts" are elements that influence an organization's view of itself, its ways of working, and its culturally specific attitudes; they exert an indirect influence over everything that happens within an organization. Successful organizational change requires identifying and integrating these ghosts. (JOW)

Weitzel, Tim; Had, Gary

2001-01-01

442

Bargaining with terrorists: Organizational considerations  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article is based on the premise that terrorist organizations are a special class of political interest groups. What separates terrorist organizations from most interest groups is that terrorists use violence instead of lobbying to try to achieve their goals. Terrorist organizations will face the same kinds of organizational problems as other interest groups, i.e., recruitment of members, competing groups,

Kent L. Oots

1990-01-01

443

HR/Organizational Company Description  

E-print Network

HR/Organizational Company Description: One of the world's leading companies in the field of health, but foster a culture and environment so the millennial generation can succeed. Key Deliverables 1. Analyze adapt our current culture to fit the needs of the new generation of the workforce, or a way to implement

Dahl, David B.

444

Organizational change: Incentives and resistance  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Topics concerning Space Exploration Initiative technical interchange are presented in viewgraph form and include the following: models of change, elements of the current period, the signs of change, leaders' contribution, paradigms - our worldview, paradigm change, the effects of revealing paradigms, a checklist for change, and organizational control.

Bishop, Peter C.

1992-01-01

445

The relationship between employees' perceptions of human resource systems and organizational performance: examining mediating mechanisms and temporal dynamics.  

PubMed

Given the limited understanding of temporal issues in extant theorizing about the link between human resource management (HRM) and performance, in this study we aim to shed light on how, when, and why HR interventions affect organizational performance. On the basis of longitudinal, multi-informant and multisource data from public hospital services in England, we provide new insights into the complex interplay between employees' perceptions of HR systems, job satisfaction, and performance outcomes over time. The dynamic panel data analyses provide support for changes in employees' experience of an HR system being related to subsequent changes in customer satisfaction, as mediated by changes in job satisfaction, albeit these effects decrease over time. Moreover, our longitudinal analyses highlight the importance of feedback effects in the HRM-performance chain, which otherwise appears to evolve in a cyclical manner. PMID:23915431

Piening, Erk P; Baluch, Alina M; Salge, Torsten Oliver

2013-11-01

446

Overview of the Core Commitments Initiative  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This chapter provides an overview of the Core Commitments Initiative conducted by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). Core Commitments was intended to reinvigorate the conversation about personal and social responsibility within higher education, and served as the impetus for this "New Directions" volume.

McTighe Musil, Caryn

2013-01-01

447

The Influence of Culture on Teacher Commitment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Culture is believed to be an important factor that influences various aspects of human life, such as behaviour, thinking, perceptions and attitudes. This article examines the similarities and differences in the influence of culture on teacher commitment in three types of Malaysian primary schools. Since commitment to teaching has rarely been…

Abd Razak, Nordin; Darmawan, I. Gusti Ngurah; Keeves, John P.

2010-01-01

448

'Education for Commitment'--A Logical Contradiction?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Challenges the doctrine that the curriculum of public education must be value-neutral. Argues that education should embrace a commitment to the highest possible level of cognitive awareness, supplemented by commitments to persons, to the enjoyment and employment of knowledge, and to community service. Recognized limitations on public education's…

Journal of Educational Thought, 1981

1981-01-01

449

Investigating the Effect of Festival Visitors' Emotional Experiences on Satisfaction, Psychological Commitment, and Loyalty  

E-print Network

of the surroundings and is apprehended through the main sensory channels such as sight, sound, scent, and touch. Emotional States: Pleasure, Arousal, and Dominance Environmental Stimuli Fig. 2. The Mehrabian-Russell model (adapted from Lovelock & Wirtz, 2004...

Lee, Ji Yeon

2010-01-16

450

Influencing factors on professional commitment in Iranian nurses: A qualitative study  

PubMed Central

Background: Dissatisfaction and tending to leave are some of the major nursing problems around the world. Professional commitment is a key factor in attracting and keeping the nurses in their profession. Commitment is a cultural dependent variable. Some organizational and socio-cultural factors are counted as the drivers of professional commitment. This study aimed to explore factors influencing the professional commitment in Iranian nurses. Materials and Methods: A qualitative content analysis was used to obtain rich data. We performed 21 in-depth face-to-face semi-structured interviews. The sampling was based on the maximum variation with the staff nurses and managers in 5 university affiliated hospitals. Constant comparative method used for data analysis Results: Two main categories were emerged: “Challenging with different feelings” and “Managers’ role”. Challenging with different feelings had two subcategories: “Burnout” and “sense of valuing”. The other theme was composed of three subcategories: “Gratitude or punishment climate”, “manager's view of caring” and “knowledge-based vs. routine-based nursing”. Conclusions: Findings revealed the burnout as a common sense in nurses. They also sensed being valued because of having a chance to help others. Impediments in the health care system such as work overload and having more concern in the benefits of organization rather than patient's care and wellbeing lead to a sense of humiliation and frustration. Congruence between the managers and nurses’ perceived values of the profession would be a main driver to the professional commitment. Making a sense of support and gratitude, valuing the care and promoting the knowledge-based practice were among the other important factors for making the professional commitment. PMID:24949071

Jafaraghaee, Fateme; Mehrdad, Neda; Parvizy, Soroor

2014-01-01

451

HRM Practices and Organizational Commitment: A Study about IT Employees from Chinese Private-Owned Enterprises  

Microsoft Academic Search

Due to the high turnover rates and costs, organizations of information technology (IT) industry have shifted from perceiving employees as a replaceable workforce to seeing them as a valued asset. Attracting, managing and retaining valuable employees become urgent to Chinese private-owned IT enterprises in this competitive environment. The aim of this paper was to distinguish the perceptions of Chinese employees

Kun Qiao; Xiaolin Luan; Xiaoyun Wang

2008-01-01

452

The influence of attraction to partner on heterosexual women's sexual and relationship satisfaction in long-term relationships.  

PubMed

Previous research has consistently found that attraction is important in the formation of relationships though research on attraction in long-term relationships is less well understood. This article examined the predictive value of self-reported attraction to partner and change in attraction to partner on sexual and relationship satisfaction in 176 women in committed heterosexual relationships using online survey methodology. Participants' age ranged from 21 to 56 (M = 34.5) years and their relationship length ranged from 5 to 35 (M = 11.75) years. Hierarchical multiple regression results indicated that change in attraction to partner was the most salient predictor of sexual satisfaction, with current attraction to partner also related to women's sexual satisfaction, accounting for 20 % of the variance. Current attraction to partner was the only significant predictor of women's relationship satisfaction, accounting for 22 % of the variance. Additionally, attraction variables accounted for variance above and beyond the impact of relationship and sexual satisfaction. These findings suggest that self-reported attraction to partner is an important contributor to women's satisfaction outcomes in long-term relationships. Further studies in the area of attraction to partner that include couple dynamics and longitudinal data are encouraged and implications for therapists, clinicians, and educators are discussed. PMID:24057210

Mark, Kristen P; Herbenick, Debby

2014-04-01

453

How do hospitalization experience and institutional characteristics influence inpatient satisfaction? A multilevel approach  

PubMed Central

Over the last several years, interest in benchmarking health services’ quality—particularly patient satisfaction (PS)—across organizations has increased. Comparing patient experiences of care across hospitals requires risk adjustment to control for important differences in patient case-mix and provider characteristics. This study investigates the individual-level and organizational-level determinants of PS with public hospitals by applying hierarchical models. The analysis focuses on the effect of hospital characteristics, such as self-discharges, on overall evaluations and on across hospital variation in scores. Sociodemographics, admission mode, place of residence, hospitalization ward and continuity of care were statistically significant predictors of inpatient satisfaction. Interestingly, it was observed that hospitals with a higher percentage of Patients Leaving Against Medical Advice (PLAMA) received lower scores. The latter result suggests that the percentage of PLAMA may provide a useful measure of a hospital’s inability to meet patient needs and a proxy indicator of PS with hospital care. PMID:23818333

Murante, Anna Maria; Seghieri, Chiara; Brown, Adalsteinn; Nuti, Sabina

2014-01-01

454

A study assessing patient satisfaction in a tertiary care hospital in India: the changing healthcare scenario.  

PubMed

The healthcare service scenario in India is expected to evolve into a more developed stage. More emphasis has been given on patient satisfaction as this is an important consideration for the assessment of the hospital services. The concept of patient satisfaction is also rapidly changing and the hospitals are using variety of techniques to improve patient care and organizational efficiency. Patient satisfaction questionnaire is a validated instrument to assess the level of the satisfaction of adult patients. The questionnaire was administered on those patients who were admitted in hospital for at least three days. In our study 88% patients were satisfied with treatment and medical care they had received. About 86% patients found that the hospital services were excellent. However, it is felt that patient values and culture should be explored for further improving patient doctor communication. There is hence a scope for improvement in meeting patient's needs and preferences and rendering hospital services. This can be achieved by some feedback system which could be available to the patients and later worked upon by the management, to improve the patient care by bridging the gap between senior management and patients. PMID:22010498

Agarwal, Aashima; Garg, Shalini; Pareek, Udai

2009-06-01

455

Emotional Intelligence and Job Satisfaction  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study aims to investigate the effect of training some aspects of Emotional Intelligence (EI) on job satisfaction and productivity of employees. The results can help organizations to realize human capabilities and the way to improve them by paying more attention to psychological issues. We used a quasi-experimental method using a pre-test and a post-test designed with control group and a four-month follow-up. Study population consists of employees of Marine Installations and Construction Company. Considering variables like age, education and job rank, we selected 28 employees who earned the lowest score for EI. They were then randomly assigned to experimental and control groups. Each employee got job satisfaction and productivity questionnaires and their managers were given employee evaluation questionnaire. Then some aspects of EI were taught to the experimental group once a week for 10 sessions. Four months later, both groups were evaluated by managers. The results show that education did not increase employees` job satisfaction nor did it improve managers` evaluation. However, employees` productivity score after training sessions and managers` evaluation improved in the long run. The results reveal that training EI by further controlling the above-mentioned variables is effective and essential to improve human resources.

Hosseinian, Simin; Yazdi, Seyedeh-Monavar; Zahraie, Shaghayegh; Fathi-Ashtiani, Ali

456

Optimal bounds for quantum bit commitment  

E-print Network

Bit commitment is a fundamental cryptographic primitive with numerous applications. Quantum information allows for bit commitment schemes in the information theoretic setting where no dishonest party can perfectly cheat. The previously best-known quantum protocol by Ambainis achieved a cheating probability of at most 3/4[Amb01]. On the other hand, Kitaev showed that no quantum protocol can have cheating probability less than 1/sqrt{2} [Kit03] (his lower bound on coin flipping can be easily extended to bit commitment). Closing this gap has since been an important and open question. In this paper, we provide the optimal bound for quantum bit commitment. We first show a lower bound of approximately 0.739, improving Kitaev's lower bound. We then present an optimal quantum bit commitment protocol which has cheating probability arbitrarily close to 0.739. More precisely, we show how to use any weak coin flipping protocol with cheating probability 1/2 + eps in order to achieve a quantum bit commitment protocol with cheating probability 0.739 + O(eps). We then use the optimal quantum weak coin flipping protocol described by Mochon[Moc07]. To stress the fact that our protocol uses quantum effects beyond the weak coin flip, we show that any classical bit commitment protocol with access to perfect weak (or strong) coin flipping has cheating probability at least 3/4.

André Chailloux; Iordanis Kerenidis

2011-02-08

457

75 FR 82095 - Purchase of Irrevocable Commitments Before Standard Termination  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...GUARANTY CORPORATION Purchase of Irrevocable Commitments...specific guidance on purchase of irrevocable commitments...standard termination at this time. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION...for public comment on purchase of irrevocable commitments...specific guidance at this time. PBGC will...

2010-12-29

458

Perceived Organizational Justice in Care Services: creation and multi-sample validation of a measure.  

PubMed

Organizational justice (OJ) perceptions predict attitudes and behaviors of customers and employees across a broad range of services. Although OJ has proven predictive power and relevance, it has rarely been studied in health care settings. This stems partially from the lack of a reliable and valid measure of patients' OJ in health care encounters. The objective here was to create and validate a measure of patients' OJ. With that purpose, a survey study with two sampling contexts - the U.S. and Spain - was carried out in order to provide a cross-national validation of the scale in two versions: English (Perceived Organizational Justice in Care Services, PJustCS) and Spanish (Percepción de Justicia Organizacional en el Ámbito Sanitario, PJustAS). Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) and Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) were used to select the appropriate items in the final version of the instrument. Reliability and validity of the measure were tested. A total of 406 patients in the U.S. and 473 patients in Spain participated. The measures used were the newly created scale of Perceived Organizational Justice in Care Services (PJustCS/PJustAS) and scales of patients' Satisfaction, Trust and Global Justice. Factor Analyses supported the four dimensional structure of the instrument for each group. Multigroup CFA substantiated invariant factor loadings and invariant structural models across both samples, hence, supporting that the instrument is applicable in its two versions: English and Spanish. Validation results showed expected positive relations of OJ with patients' satisfaction, trust in clinicians and global perceived justice. These results point out the importance of health care customers' perceived organizational justice in the explanation of health care dynamics. The scale has desirable psychometric properties and shows adequate validity, contributing to the potential development of the area. PMID:24565138

Pérez-Arechaederra, Diana; Briones, Elena; Lind, Allan; García-Ortiz, Luis

2014-02-01

459

Employees' satisfaction with HRM in Chinese privately-owned enterprises  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the levels of employees' satisfaction with human resource management (HRM) practices in Chinese privately-owned manufacturing enterprise, and differences in satisfaction between employee groups. It emerges that while the levels of employees' satisfaction with performance appraisals, staffing and pay were between high and moderate, levels of satisfaction regarding training and development were low. Employees' satisfaction levels with HRM

Jie Shen

2010-01-01

460

Relative pay and job satisfaction: some new evidence  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper investigates the determinants of job satisfaction using data from the National Educational Longitudinal Study. The determinants of interest include actual pay, relative pay, hours of work, job autonomy and several personal characteristics. We also investigate the determinants of satisfaction with pay conditional on a worker's satisfaction with other domains of job satisfaction, such as satisfaction with job security.

Jim Taylor; S Bradley; A N Nguyen

2003-01-01

461

The Importance of Organizational Justice in Ensuring Research Integrity  

PubMed Central

The professional behavior of scientists, for good or ill, is likely associated with their perceptions of whether they are treated fairly in their work environments, including their academic department and university and by relevant regulatory bodies. These relationships may also be influenced by their own personal characteristics, such as being over-committed to their work, and by the interactions between these factors. Theory also suggests that such associations may be mediated by negative or positive affect. We examined these issues using data from a national, mail-based survey administered in 2006 and 2007 to 5,000 randomly selected faculty from biomedical and social science departments at 50 top-tier research universities in the United States. We found that perceptions of justice in one’s workplace (organizational justice) are positively associated with self-report of "ideal" behaviors and negatively associated with self-report of misbehavior and misconduct. In contrast, researchers who perceive that they are being unfairly treated are less likely to report engaging in "ideal" behaviors and more likely to report misbehavior and misconduct. Over-commitment to one’s work is also associated with negative affect and interacts with perceptions of unfair treatment in ways that are associated with higher self-report of misbehavior. Thus, perceptions of fair treatment in the work environment appear to play important roles in fostering — or undermining — research integrity. PMID:20831422

Martinson, Brian C.; Crain, A. Lauren; De Vries, Raymond; Anderson, Melissa S.

2011-01-01

462

Erste Symptome des Organizational Burnout  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Die ersten Anzeichen des Organizational Burnout sind weder von der betroffenen Organisation oder Institution noch von einem\\u000a externen Analysten zu erkennen. So wenig, wie beispielsweise Diabetes. Diese Krankheit kann jahrzehntelang unbemerkt verlaufen.\\u000a Die ersten Symptome sind in der Regel schwach ausgeprägt. Nicht einmal die Hälfte der Bluthochdruckerkrankungen wird erkannt\\u000a – und von diesen wird nur die Hälfte behandelt, weil es

Gustav Greve

463

Building organizational capacity for change.  

PubMed

This paper describes strategies to enhance organizational capacity through a large-scale role redesign initiative. Innovation for change strategies were used as the framework to guide the change. Project management processes were used. Assessment of need was based on characteristics of the patient population, service access, staff preferences and opportunities for enhancement identified through patient feedback. Twenty-one roles were reviewed, ten new roles created, seven revised and four consolidated. Transition support and sustainability processes and structures were implemented. PMID:19363966

Heslin, Kathleen; Marr, Jo-anne

2008-01-01

464

A Longitudinal Analysis of Satisfaction and Profitability  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recently, significant attention has been focused on customer satisfaction. However, few studies link satisfaction with performance, and even fewer studies examine this link through the use of time-series data. In this study, a longitudinal analysis of satisfaction and performance for a national chain of fast-food restaurants is conducted. A total of 342,308 consumer responses, 3,009 employee responses, and 12 months

Kenneth L. Bernhardt; Naveen Donthu; Pamela A. Kennett

2000-01-01

465

24 CFR 241.510 - Commitments.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Requirements-Supplemental Loans To Finance Purchase and Installation of Energy Conserving Improvements, Solar Energy Systems, and Individual Utility Meters in Multifamily Projects Without a HUD-Insured or HUD-Held Mortgage Fees and Charges § 241.510 Commitments....

2012-04-01

466

24 CFR 241.510 - Commitments.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Requirements-Supplemental Loans To Finance Purchase and Installation of Energy Conserving Improvements, Solar Energy Systems, and Individual Utility Meters in Multifamily Projects Without a HUD-Insured or HUD-Held Mortgage Fees and Charges § 241.510 Commitments....

2010-04-01

467

24 CFR 241.510 - Commitments.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...Requirements-Supplemental Loans To Finance Purchase and Installation of Energy Conserving Improvements, Solar Energy Systems, and Individual Utility Meters in Multifamily Projects Without a HUD-Insured or HUD-Held Mortgage Fees and Charges § 241.510 Commitments....

2014-04-01

468

24 CFR 241.510 - Commitments.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Requirements-Supplemental Loans To Finance Purchase and Installation of Energy Conserving Improvements, Solar Energy Systems, and Individual Utility Meters in Multifamily Projects Without a HUD-Insured or HUD-Held Mortgage Fees and Charges § 241.510 Commitments....

2011-04-01

469

24 CFR 241.510 - Commitments.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Requirements-Supplemental Loans To Finance Purchase and Installation of Energy Conserving Improvements, Solar Energy Systems, and Individual Utility Meters in Multifamily Projects Without a HUD-Insured or HUD-Held Mortgage Fees and Charges § 241.510 Commitments....

2013-04-01

470

Large-Scale Decentralized Unit Commitment  

E-print Network

significant benefit for computational speed. Keywords: Unit commitment ... lar formulation to [8] around phase angle variable duplication but with a nearly fully ..... Test cases A1, and B1 were solved using a computational time limit of two hours ...

2014-12-03

471

Impossibility of growing quantum bit commitments.  

PubMed

Quantum key distribution (QKD) is often, more correctly, called key growing. Given a short key as a seed, QKD enables two parties, connected by an insecure quantum channel, to generate a secret key of arbitrary length. Conversely, no key agreement is possible without access to an initial key. Here, we consider another fundamental cryptographic task, commitments. While, similar to key agreement, commitments cannot be realized from scratch, we ask whether they may be grown. That is, given the ability to commit to a fixed number of bits, is there a way to augment this to commitments to strings of arbitrary length? Using recently developed information-theoretic techniques, we answer this question in the negative. PMID:21929218

Winkler, Severin; Tomamichel, Marco; Hengl, Stefan; Renner, Renato

2011-08-26

472

A practical quantum bit commitment protocol  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper, we introduce a new quantum bit commitment protocol which is secure against entanglement attacks. A general cheating strategy is examined and shown to be practically ineffective against the proposed approach.

Arash Sheikholeslam, S.; Aaron Gulliver, T.

2012-01-01

473

Individual Differences in the Relationship between Satisfaction with Job Rewards and Job Satisfaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although previous research often showed a positive relationship between pay satisfaction and job satisfaction, we dispute the universality of this finding. Cluster-wise regression analyses on three samples consistently show that two types of individuals can be distinguished, each with a different job reward-job satisfaction relationship. For the…

Hofmans, Joeri; De Gieter, Sara; Pepermans, Roland

2013-01-01

474

Optimal bounds for quantum bit commitment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Bit commitment is a fundamental cryptographic primitive with numerous applications. Quantum information allows for bit commitment schemes in the information theoretic setting where no dishonest party can perfectly cheat. The previously best-known quantum protocol by Ambainis achieved a cheating probability of at most 3\\/4[Amb01]. On the other hand, Kitaev showed that no quantum protocol can have cheating probability less than

André Chailloux; Iordanis Kerenidis

2011-01-01

475

Managing organizational transitions: Implications for corporate and human resource management  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article provides a framework for understanding better the management of organizational growth and transitions in the longterm, based on three models. The first two are models of organizational functioning — an organizational effectiveness model and an organizational life-cycle model. Related to these, a third one is added — a model for managing organizational transitions. As well as discussing five

Eric Flamholtz

1995-01-01

476

Outpatient commitment: what, why, and for whom.  

PubMed

The authors describe studies showing the effectiveness of involuntary outpatient commitment in improving treatment compliance, reducing hospital readmission, and reducing episodes of violence among persons with severe psychiatric illnesses. They point out that because of its role in enhancing compliance with treatment, outpatient commitment can be regarded as a form of assisted treatment, such as assertive case management, representative payeeship, and mental health courts. The authors argue that such assisted treatment is necessary for persons with severe psychiatric illnesses who are noncompliant with their medication regimens because many lack awareness of their illnesses because of biologically based cognitive deficits. They recommend outpatient commitment for any individual with a severe psychiatric disorder who has impaired awareness of his or her illness and is at risk of becoming homeless, incarcerated, or violent or of committing suicide, and they provide case examples. The authors conclude by addressing eight of the most common objections to outpatient commitment by mental health professionals and civil liberties groups that oppose outpatient commitment. PMID:11239101

Torrey, E F; Zdanowicz, M

2001-03-01

477

Optimal bounds for quantum bit commitment  

E-print Network

Bit commitment is a fundamental cryptographic primitive with numerous applications. Quantum information allows for bit commitment schemes in the information theoretic setting where no dishonest party can perfectly cheat. The previously best-known quantum protocol by Ambainis achieved a cheating probability of at most 3/4[Amb01]. On the other hand, Kitaev showed that no quantum protocol can have cheating probability less than 1/sqrt{2} [Kit03] (his lower bound on coin flipping can be easily extended to bit commitment). Closing this gap has since been an important and open question. In this paper, we provide the optimal bound for quantum bit commitment. We first show a lower bound of approximately 0.739, improving Kitaev's lower bound. We then present an optimal quantum bit commitment protocol which has cheating probability arbitrarily close to 0.739. More precisely, we show how to use any weak coin flipping protocol with cheating probability 1/2 + eps in order to achieve a quantum bit commitment protocol with ...

Chailloux, André

2011-01-01

478

39 CFR 3055.90 - Reporting of customer satisfaction.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-07-01 false Reporting of customer satisfaction. 3055.90 Section 3055.90...PERSONNEL SERVICE PERFORMANCE AND CUSTOMER SATISFACTION REPORTING Reporting of Customer Satisfaction § 3055.90 Reporting of...

2012-07-01

479

39 CFR 3055.90 - Reporting of customer satisfaction.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 false Reporting of customer satisfaction. 3055.90 Section 3055.90...PERSONNEL SERVICE PERFORMANCE AND CUSTOMER SATISFACTION REPORTING Reporting of Customer Satisfaction § 3055.90 Reporting of...

2013-07-01

480

26 CFR 801.4 - Customer satisfaction measures.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Customer satisfaction measures. 801.4 Section 801...INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE § 801.4 Customer satisfaction measures. The customer satisfaction goals and accomplishments of...

2011-04-01

481

26 CFR 801.4 - Customer satisfaction measures.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Customer satisfaction measures. 801.4 Section 801...INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE § 801.4 Customer satisfaction measures. The customer satisfaction goals and accomplishments of...

2013-04-01

482

26 CFR 801.4 - Customer satisfaction measures.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Customer satisfaction measures. 801.4 Section 801...INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE § 801.4 Customer satisfaction measures. The customer satisfaction goals and accomplishments of...

2010-04-01

483

26 CFR 801.4 - Customer satisfaction measures.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Customer satisfaction measures. 801.4 Section 801...INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE § 801.4 Customer satisfaction measures. The customer satisfaction goals and accomplishments of...

2014-04-01

484

26 CFR 801.4 - Customer satisfaction measures.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Customer satisfaction measures. 801.4 Section 801...INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE § 801.4 Customer satisfaction measures. The customer satisfaction goals and accomplishments of...

2012-04-01

485

39 CFR 3055.90 - Reporting of customer satisfaction.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...2014-07-01 false Reporting of customer satisfaction. 3055.90 Section 3055.90...PERSONNEL SERVICE PERFORMANCE AND CUSTOMER SATISFACTION REPORTING Reporting of Customer Satisfaction § 3055.90 Reporting of...

2014-07-01

486

39 CFR 3055.90 - Reporting of customer satisfaction.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-07-01 false Reporting of customer satisfaction. 3055.90 Section 3055.90...PERSONNEL SERVICE PERFORMANCE AND CUSTOMER SATISFACTION REPORTING Reporting of Customer Satisfaction § 3055.90 Reporting of...

2011-07-01

487

24 CFR 902.50 - Resident service and satisfaction assessment.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 false Resident service and satisfaction assessment. 902.50 Section 902...PHAS Indicator #4: Resident Service and Satisfaction § 902.50 Resident service and satisfaction assessment. (a) Objective....

2010-04-01

488

42 CFR 423.156 - Consumer satisfaction surveys.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... 2011-10-01 false Consumer satisfaction surveys. 423.156 Section 423...Requirements § 423.156 Consumer satisfaction surveys. Part D contracts with...vendors to conduct the Medicare CAHPS satisfaction survey of Part D plan enrollees...

2011-10-01

489

7 CFR 1951.154 - Satisfaction and release of documents.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 2009-01-01 true Satisfaction and release of documents. 1951...Final Payment on Loans § 1951.154 Satisfaction and release of documents. (a...to execute the necessary releases and satisfactions and return security instruments...

2010-01-01

490

7 CFR 1951.154 - Satisfaction and release of documents.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Satisfaction and release of documents. 1951...Final Payment on Loans § 1951.154 Satisfaction and release of documents. (a...to execute the necessary releases and satisfactions and return security instruments...

2011-01-01

491

Instructional Coach Job Satisfaction: An Exploration of Role Stressors  

E-print Network

This mixed methods dissertation examines the relationships between role conflict and job satisfaction, role ambiguity and job satisfaction, and role conflict and job satisfaction within a convenience sample of American instructional coaches (n = 46...

Debacker, Jeffrey

492

RESPONDING TO ORGANIZATIONAL IDENTITY THREATS: EXPLORING THE ROLE OF ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we present a longitudinal study of organizational responses to environ- mental changes that induce members to question aspects of their organization's iden- tity. Our findings highlight the role of organizational culture as a source of cues supporting \\

DAVIDE RAVASI

2006-01-01

493

An empirical investigation of organizational memetic variation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The potential of a theory based on organizational memes in coevolution with the environment has been postulated, but remains\\u000a empirically under-developed. This study explores whether understanding organizational memetic variation is empirically possible\\u000a and, if so, whether it might, with further development, provide managers with early indications of a misalignment between\\u000a organizational action (operationalized as memetic variation) and strategic intent—the amount

Jill Shepherd; Bill McKelvey

2009-01-01

494

Supporting and Frustrating Organizational Learning: Exploring the Role of Information Systems in Processes of Organizational Learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we aim to gain insight in the effects information systems have on organizational learning. A theoretical framework is proposed that may serve to explore the role of information systems in processes of organizational learning. Based on the sociology of knowledge, learning is conceived as the process of constructing and reconstructing organizational knowledge, which can be further broken

Marleen Huysman; Heico Van Der Blonk

1998-01-01

495

Information systems and organizational learning: The social epistemology of organizational knowledge systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

Current literature on organizational learning tends to be theoretically fragmented, drawing on analogies to individual learning theory or simply using organizational learning as an umbrella concept for many different kinds of organizational change or adaptation. This paper introduces a framework for the analysis of organizations as knowledge systems (Holzner & Marx, 1979) composed of a collection of knowledge processes: constructing,

Brian T Pentland

1995-01-01

496

Competition on Inter-organizational Collaboration from an Organizational-Social-Technical Perspective  

E-print Network

Competition on Inter-organizational Collaboration from an Organizational.Conradi@idi.ntnu.no Abstract--Benefiting from inter-organizational collaboration while remaining competitive are organizations to understand the role and impact of competition on team collaboration in the context of inter

497

Life Domain Satisfactions as Predictors of Overall Life Satisfaction Among Workers: Evidence from Chile.  

PubMed

This article examines the subjective antecedents of life satisfaction of workers. Adopting a 'bottom-up' perspective, we assessed the unique influence that satisfaction with multiple life domains have on evaluative judgments of overall life satisfaction. Based on a nationwide sample of 530 Chilean workers, we simultaneously tested the effects of seven life domain satisfactions that have been consistently included in extant models of life satisfaction and subjective well-being. These were satisfaction with health, financial situation, social relationships, one's self-worth, leisure-time, family, and work. Having controlled for age and gender, results showed that satisfaction with one's financial situation was the dominant predictor of overall life satisfaction of workers, with a weight of .36. Satisfaction with family, work, and health had effects of .25, .14, and .14, respectively. Interestingly, satisfaction with one's self-worth, leisure-time, and social relationships did not have statistically significant effects on life satisfaction, although the first two showed t values near the critical value. PMID:25018580

Loewe, Nicolas; Bagherzadeh, Mehdi; Araya-Castillo, Luis; Thieme, Claudio; Batista-Foguet, Joan Manuel

2014-01-01

498

Ideological and organizational components of differing public health strategies for addressing the social determinants of health.  

PubMed

Despite a history of conceptual contributions to reducing health inequalities by addressing the social determinants of health (SDH), Canadian governmental authorities have struggled to put these concepts into action. Ontario's-Canada's most populous province-public health scene shows a similar pattern. In statements and reports, governmental ministries, professional associations and local public health units (PHUs) recognize the importance of these issues, yet there has been varying implementation of these concepts into public health activity. The purpose of this study was to gain insight into the key features responsible for differences in SDH-related activities among local PHUs. We interviewed Medical Officers of Health (MOH) and key staff members from nine local PHUs in Ontario varying in SDH activity as to their understandings of the SDH, public health's role in addressing the SDH, and their units' SDH-related activities. We also reviewed their unit's documents and their organizational structures in relation to acting on the SDH. Three clusters of PHUs are identified based on their SDH-related activities: service-delivery-oriented; intersectoral and community-based; and public policy/public education-focused. The two key factors that differentiate PHUs are specific ideological commitments held by MOHs and staff and the organizational structures established to carry out SDH-related activities. The ideological commitments and the organizational structures of the most active PHUs showed congruence with frameworks adopted by national jurisdictions known for addressing health inequalities. These include a structural analysis of the SDH and a centralized organizational structure that coordinates SDH-related activities. PMID:24740752

Raphael, Dennis; Brassolotto, Julia; Baldeo, Navindra

2014-04-16

499

Evaluating Group Satisfaction as a Situational Variable.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study of group member satisfaction investigated which communication behaviors satisfy and dissatisfy people in their group experiences, and whether satisfaction and dissatisfaction are bi-polar opposites or are two crucially different variables. The baseline data generated in this project, which included the participation of 20 upper-grade…

Keyton, Joann

500

Infertility and Life Satisfaction among Women  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using data from a random sample of 580 midwestern women, the authors explore the association between lifetime infertility and life satisfaction. Past research shows lower life satisfaction among those seeking help for infertility. The authors find no direct effects of lifetime infertility, regardless of perception of a problem, on life…

McQuillan, Julia; Stone, Rosalie A. Torres; Greil, Arthur L.

2007-01-01