Examination of Attitude Levels of Academic Personnel Towards Political Participation and Determination of Its Relationships with Organizational Commitment

  •  Ersan Tolukan    
  •  Yakup Akyel    


The aim of this study was to determine the attitudes of academic personnel working in faculties of sports sciences in universities towards political participation; to examine whether there was a significant difference between the attitudes of academicians towards political participation according to demographic characteristics; to determine the relationships between academic personnel’s attitudes towards political participation and their organizational commitment. The study, which was designed in the correlational survey model of the general survey models, was carried out together with 204 academicians working in universities in Central Anatolia Region. The data of the study were collected by means of using the Political Participation Scale and Organizational Commitment Scale. Descriptive statistics, difference tests and Pearson correlation coefficient were used in the process of data analysis. At the result of the research, it was determined that the feelings of political activity and the feelings of alienation of academic personnel as well as their political perceptions arising from the institution were generally at a medium level. It was determined that there was a positive relationship between the feelings of political activity and the dimensions of organizational commitment of academicians.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-5250
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-5269
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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