International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online)

The Relationship among Perceived Organizational Support, Job Satisfaction, and Alienation: An Empirical Study on Academicians
Gülsevim YUMUK GÜNAY (Asst. Prof. Dr)

Abstract
Worker’s perception of being supported by organization may lead for them to feel safe, display positive attitude toward organization and even see themselves as part of the organization. On the other hand, lack of support that workers expect from job environment and the lack of the necessary job satisfaction may lead them to display emotional behaviors and, over time, fatigue, dissatisfaction and depending on those, alienation may emerge. In this context of study, the relationships between the perception of organizational support, job satisfaction, and alienation of academic staff in a state university in Turkey were tried to reveal. In this study, data from 269 academic staff were analyzed. In the results of those analysis, it was determined that there is positive relationship between perceived organizational support and job satisfaction, negative relationship between perceived organizational support and alienation, a negative relationship between job satisfaction and alienation. Those relationships are statistically significant.

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