The relationship between perceived organizational support and organizational commitment among academics: the mediating effect of job satisfaction

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    http://dx.doi.org/10.21511/imfi.13(3-1).2016.13
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    Volume 13 2016, Issue #3 (cont. 1), pp. 267-273
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This study investigated the relationship between perceived organizational support (POS), job satisfaction (JS) and organizational commitment (OC) in an institution of higher learning. The mediating effect of job satisfaction on the relationship between perceived organizational support and organizational commitment was tested. Self-completion questionnaires were administered to a sample of (n=302) participants. Structural equation modelling techniques were used to test the hypothesized relationships. Results indicate strong significant positive correlations among the variables. Furthermore, findings of the study demonstrate that job satisfaction mediates the relationship between perceived organizational support and organizational commitment. The results also showed that there is a significant relationship between perceived organizational support and job satisfaction. A significant relationship between perceived organizational support and affective commitment, as well as continuance commitment was also noted, but no significant relationship between perceived organizational support and normative commitment was found. Results showed a significant positive relationship between job satisfaction and affective commitment, as well as continuance commitment, but no significant relationship between job satisfaction and normative commitment was found.

Keywords: academic staff, perceived organizational support, organizational commitment, job satisfaction, relationships, SEM.
JEL Classification: J28

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