The relationship between psychological empowerment and organizational commitment: A case study among employees in construction sector in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Sylvia @ Nabila Azwa Ambad, (2008) The relationship between psychological empowerment and organizational commitment: A case study among employees in construction sector in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.

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This research aims to investigate the relationship between psychological empowerment and organizational commitment among employees in the construction sector in Kota Kinabalua rea. Psychologicael mpowerment dimensionn amely meaning, competence,self-determination and impact are the independent variables. The dependent variable is the organizational commitment. Moderating variables consists of education level and length of service. Each of these dimensions was tested to see its relationship with the organizational commitment. The objectives of this study are, first, to measures the level of psychological empowerment and organizational commitment. Second, to examines the relationship between independent variables and dependent variable. Third, to investigates whether the education level and length of service moderate the relationship between psychological empowerment and organizational commitment. Questionnaire were distributed to 171 employees came from various background and position working in the construction sector in Kota Kinabalu. The questionnaire for psychological empowerment adapted from Spreitzer (1995a) and for organizational commitment questionnaire created by Mowday, Steers and Porter (1979) have been used. Twelve hypotheses were being tested using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) Version 15.0. The findings indicated that when the construction employee felt empowered by given them autonomy, freedom and opportunity in determining on how they do their job, they will feel more committed to their organization and put the best effort to ensure the sustainability of the organization. In addition, if the employees are directly involved in outcomes that affect the organization, the more the individuals are involved in decision making, the more committed they would be to their organization. The education level and length of service were not significantly moderates the relationship between psychological empowerment and organizational commitment. The implication of each variables and further suggestions for future research were identified and proposed

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords:psychological empowerment, organizational commitment, construction sector, psychological empowerment
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions:SCHOOL > School of Business and Economics
ID Code:9926
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:12 Nov 2014 12:49
Last Modified:12 Nov 2014 12:49

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