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EXAMINING THE RELATIONSHIP AMONG SPORTSMEN’S WORK SATISFACTION AND ORGANIZATIONAL AND LEADER COMMITMENT FEELINGS

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Author(s): Yusuf CAN | Fikret SOYER | Mehmet BAYANSALDUZ

Journal: Beden Egitimi ve Spor Bilimleri Dergisi
ISSN 1307-6477

Volume: 3;
Issue: 3;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Athletes | Work Satisfaction | Organizational Commitment | Leader Commitment

ABSTRACT
This research discusses the relationships among footballers’ work (sports) satisfaction, organizational (hut) loyalty and loyalty to the leader (the coach). 75 football players were selected by handy sampling methods for the survey. Minnesota Work Satisfaction Scale developed by Hackman and Oltham (1980), Organizational Loyalty Scale developed by Mowday, Ster and Porter (1979), Scale for loyalty to Leader developed by Arnald at all and personal information of the subjects were employed in the survey.All the data obtained through the survey was analyzed with computer. The reliability coefficients of the Work Satisfaction Scale , Organizational Loyalty Scale and Scale For Loyalty to Leader have been found as 0.8622, 0.7923, 0.9318 respectively.The subjects’ attitudes regarding the questions of the survey and the relationships among demographic differences were analyzed with T-Test and one-way analysis of variance. Correlation Test has been applied to detect the relationships among footballers’ work satisfaction, organizational loyalty and loyalty to the leader.According to the results obtained through survey, there is a significant difference between the professional and amateur football players’ attitudes for work satisfaction, organizational loyalty and loyalty to the leader. (P< 0,05). However, no significant difference has been observed in attitudes for work satisfaction, organizational loyalty and loyalty to the leader in terms of whether having extra-sport income or not. (P>0,05). Significant difference has been found between the levels of work satisfaction and economic income levels. (P< 0,05).Additionally, positive-directed meaningful relationship has been found between work satisfaction and organizational loyalty (r:0,631** ), work satisfaction and loyalty to the leader (r: 0,496**), loyalty to the leader organizational loyalty (r: 0,456**).
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