Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 4(6), pp. 1418 - 1425
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2016.040619
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Investigation of the Relationship between Organizational Trust and Organizational Commitment


Gülsüm Baştug 1, Adem Pala 1,*, Mehmet Kumartaşli 2, İlker Günel 3, Mehdi Duyan 3
1 Faculty of Sports Sciences, Mugla Sitki Kocman University, Turkey
2 School of Physical Education and Sports, Suleyman Demirel University, Turkey
3 Institution of Healthy Sciences, Mugla Sitki Kocman University, Turkey

ABSTRACT

Organizational trust and organizational commitment are considered as the most important entraining factors for organizational success. The most important factor in the formation of organizational commitment is trust that employees have in their organizations. In this study, the relationship between organizational trust and organizational commitment was searched. For this purpose, 176 sports employees of Provincial Directorate of Youth and Sports in Turkey were applied "organizational trust scale" developed by Omarov [33] as well as "organizational commitment scale" developed by Meyer and Allen [26]. The data obtained as a result of the research were analyzed by SPSS 20.0 software program and the results were presented. As a result, it is remarkable that emotional commitment of male employees was more than that of female employees. Trust of participants in director positively affected emotional and normative commitment. It was also determined that trust of participants in their colleagues and organizations positively affected normative (commitment to worth and targets of the organization) commitment. It was concluded that organizational trust positively affected organizational commitment in sports employees.

KEYWORDS
Organizational, Trust and Commitment, Sports Employees

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Gülsüm Baştug , Adem Pala , Mehmet Kumartaşli , İlker Günel , Mehdi Duyan . "Investigation of the Relationship between Organizational Trust and Organizational Commitment." Universal Journal of Educational Research 4.6 (2016) 1418 - 1425. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2016.040619.