Akademik Hassasiyetler, vol.5, no.10, pp.235-270, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
The aim of this study is to examine perception and relationship with employees
empowerment and organizational commitment. The research was carried out at a
private port in İzmir Aliağa and the survey applied to 150 employees. The survey
consists of 48 questions three scales (socio demographic, empowerment and commitment). The survey was implemented in July of 2017. SPSS program was used for
data analysis. Descriptive analyses of socio-demographic variables were performed.
ANOVA and t tests were applied to investigate the differentiation between socio
demographic variables and the empowerment and organizational commitment scales.
Pearson correlation analysis and regression analysis were performed to measure the
relationship between the scales. Differences in dimension of meaning were found
among those over the age of 42 in subdimensions of empowerment. Differences in
dimension of impact were found among those employees with 4 children. Differences in
dimension of self determination were found among those employees with 2 children.
Differences in dimension of impact were found among those 0-5 years employees who
lives in İzmir. Differences in dimension of meaning were found among those 16-20 years
employee who lives in İzmir. Differences in dimension of meaning were found for the
participants of for more than 15 years working on the same title. According to the
organizational commitment and educational status variable, continuance and
normative commitment of primary education graduates were high. According to the title
variable, the normative commitment of the operators was determined to be at the
highest level. A positive and significant relationship was found between subdimensions
of empowerment and organizational commitment. Regression analysis showed that
empowerment has affected on employee’s organizational commitment by 17%.