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İşin Anlamlılığını Belirleyen Sosyal-Yapısal Özelliklerin Güçlendirmeye Olan Etkileri ve Sonuçları Üzerine bir Araştırma = A Study on the Effects of the Social-Structural Characteristics Determining the Meaningfulness of Work on Empowerment and the Results of these Effects

Author(s): Adnan CEYLAN | Güner ÇÖL | Hasan GÜL

Journal: Dogus University Journal
ISSN 1302-6739

Volume: 6;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 35;
Date: 2005;
Original page

Keywords: Sosyal-yapısal özellikler | Anlamlılık | Güçlendirme | Bağlılık | Social-structural characteristics | Meaningfulness | Empowerment | Commitment

This study aims to determine the social-structural characteristics that organizations must have in order that employees could feel themselves empowered. For this purpose, the possible effects of social-structural characteristics on the meaningfulness level of the work performed were studied. In addition, an analysis was conducted to determine whether the level of work meaningfulness might lead to affective commitment as well. The subjects of the study were 222 administrative personnel of 13 state universities. In conclusion, it was determined that the structural characteristics providing the work with meaningfulness were role ambiguity, access to resourses, and access to information. In addition, it was determined that the employees who find their work meaningful have affective commitment to their organizations.
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