Research on Correlations between Academicians’ Levels of Organisational Commitment and Their Intention to Quit Their Job: A Comparison of State and Foundation Universities
- Mustafa Koc
This study aims to demonstrate the correlations between academicians’ organisational commitment and their intention to resign from their job. For this purpose, first the concepts of organisational commitment and quitting the job were considered within the framework of relevant literature, and then hypotheses for the correlations were developed.
276 lecturers in total 198 of whom were teaching in faculties or departments of sport sciences and 78 of whom were teaching in foundation universities were included in this study.
A personal information form in addition to Turnover Intention Scale developed by Rosin and Korabick (1995) and adapted into Turkish by Tanrıöver (2005), and Organisational Commitment Scale developed by Meyer and Allen (1997) and adapted into Turkish by Varol (2010) were used for our purposes.
In conclusion, it was found that academicians’ intention to quit their job was low but their organisational commitment levels were high and that they had emotional commitment most—which was followed by normative commitment and continuance commitment. Lecturers employed in foundation universities had higher levels of intention to quit their job than those employed in state universities. Lecturers working in state universities had higher levels of emotional commitment than those working in foundation universities. It was also found that lecturers’ rate of quitting the job was reduced as their levels of emotional and normative commitment increased in both state and foundation universities.
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