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ERIC Number: ED548296
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 158
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ISBN: 978-1-2673-9331-9
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The Relationship of Organizational Commitment and Superintendent Job Satisfaction
Williams, Todd
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Tarleton State University
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between superintendent job satisfaction and organizational commitment. Surveys were sent electronically to superintendents (N = 470) of Texas mid-size schools to collect data to test for relationships of variables and constructs associated with job satisfaction and components of organizational commitment--affective commitment, continuance commitment, and normative commitment. The survey assessed both superintendent job satisfaction and organizational commitment. The relationships between superintendent job satisfaction and organizational commitment were analyzed using correlation coefficients. Pearson's correlation analysis revealed: (a) a moderately strong, positive relationship between the variables of job satisfaction and affective commitment; (b) a weak, negative relationship between job satisfaction and continuance commitment; and (c) no relationship between the variables of job satisfaction and normative commitment. This study supports the findings of Parker Ayers (2010) who concluded that job satisfaction strongly influenced affective commitment. This study also reinforced the theoretical predictions that affective commitment and continuance commitment influence superintendent job satisfaction. However, this study found no relationship between continuance commitment and superintendent job satisfaction. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas