Relationships between Organizational Perception and Job Attitudes

By Parivash Nourbakhsh and Jamal Mirabi.

Published by The International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society

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The role of job attitudes on organizational perception has recently received attention by organizational behavior researchers. The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationships between organizational perception, job involvement, and job motivation among male employees in state sport organizations. The sample consisted of 66 male employees who were working for a state sports organization. In this study, separate questionnaires were used to measure job organizational perception (Eizen Berger, 1986), job involvement (Ladahl and Kejner, 1965), and job motivation (Vagner, 1995). The questionnaires were found to be valid and reliable. The findings showed a positive and significant (p<0.05) relationship between organizational perception and job involvement (r=0.58, p= 0.001). It was revealed that increasing organizational perception is related with increasing job involvement. There was a positive and significant correlation between employees’ organizational perception and job motivation (r= 0.69, p=0.001), which suggests that increasing organizational perception is related with increasing job motivation. The results also indicated a positive relationship between employee job involvement and job motivation (r= 0.73, p= 0.002). Hence the more employees were involved in their job, the more they were motivated to do the job. It is recommended that organizational managers should consider these psychological variables and provide their employees with opportunities to increase their organizational involvement and job motivation.

Keywords: Perception, Involvement, Motivation, Employee, Workplace

The International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp.63-70. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 339.519KB).

Assoc. Prof. Parivash Nourbakhsh

Associate Professor, College of physical education, Islamic Azad University, Karaj Branch, Tehran, Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Dr. Parivash Nourbakhsh is an associate professor at Islamic Azad University, Karaj Branch, Iran. She teaches motor behaviour, sport management and research methods courses to graduate students. Her husband, Dr. Hossein Sepasi is also a professor at Islamic Azad University, Karaj Branh, Iran.

Jamal Mirabi

Teacher, Physical Education, sport organization, Gholestan, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

He is a graduate student and now working on his doctoral program in the field of his interest, sport management. In addition, he is also an instructor teaching physical education courses at university and high school levels.