17th Annual ECSS-Congress, Bruges 2012

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Abstract-ID: 1124
Session: [MO-SH07] Sport management
Lecture room: Live 3
Date & time: 25.06.2015 / -
Title of the paper: The Survey of Organizational Commitment and Climate of Organisation of Turkish Sports Scientists
Authors: Yıldırım, Ö.D.1, Salman, M.N.2, Akalın, T.C.1
Institution: 1: BEÜ (Zonguldak, TURKEY), 2: Aksaray Uni. (Aksaray, TURKEY)
Department: Physical Education and Sports
Country: Turkey
Abstract text Introduction The organisational commitment of individuals and climate of organisation which are among the factors affecting success of organisations directly in our quickly developing and complexifying world draw quite a lot of attention of management scientists. The commitment of employees on the organisation is required to be kept in a high level to increase the productivity and quality of universities as in every organisation. This issue mentioned is undoubtedly among the most important factors in increasing the contribution of sports scientists to the universities. In this research which has been carried out in theoretical and empiric level, the relationships between organisational commitment of sports scientists and the climate of organisation have been analysed Method A questionnaire has been applied to 110 volunteer academicians in order to determine the levels of organisational commitment of the sports scientists who work in the high schools and faculties of Physical Education and Sports of the universities in Turkey within the scope of this research. “The Scale of Organisational Commitment” which was developed by Meyer and Allen (1990) and the scale of “Climate of Organisation” which was developed by Litwin and Stringer (1974) have been used as tools of data collection. The data have been evaluated using SPSS software version 15.0 for Windows, descriptive statistics have been obtained, one way variance analysis was performed for the comparison of more than two groups and t-test was performed in order to find out whether there is statistically significant difference between the mean scores of the variable groups. The results obtained have been evaluated in the range of %95 reliability p<0.05 Results When the level of organisational commitment of participants (n=73) was analysed, it was seen that their level of commitment is quite high. It was found out that the participants whose levels of commitment are high are the individuals who are more emotionally dependent on the institution p<0.05. The fact that 80,3% of the participants, which is quite a high proportion, state that they find opportunities to develop themselves in the institution confronts us as another important matter which increases their organisational commitment. In the analysis which was carried out on the relationship between the perception of climate of organisation and the socio-demographic qualifications, a difference was determined in terms of the variable of position p<0.05 Discussion As a result, it can be said that emotional commitment of the participants on their work and institution is intensive. In this context, it can be stated that the participants like their work and institution. In order to create a healthy climate of organisation in Sports Sciences, administrative decision making and involving in processes of policy making, taking the needs of employees and their opinions into consideration and maintaining work and organisational coherence are considered obligatory for high performance References 1- Allen N.J. and Meyer J.P. (1990). J.of Oc. Psy., 63, 1-18
Topic: Sport Management and law
Keyword I: Sports Management
Keyword II: Organizational Commitment
Keyword III: Organisation Climate