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A Study on the Effects of Lifelong Educator`s Empowerment on Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment
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A Study on the Effects of Lifelong Educator`s Empowerment on Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment
Bang, Hee-Bong;
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The purpose of this study is to analyze the effects empowerment has on a lifelong educator`s job satisfaction and organizational commitment. This study was implemented to amass and analyze the data from 160 Daejeon district`s lifelong educators using SPSS 20.0. The statistical analysis was conducted with the following measures: frequency analysis for demographic characteristics, descriptive analysis, factor analysis with Varimax rotation for the validity of the measured variables, Cronbach`s alpha coefficient for the reliability of the internal consistency between the variables, and Pearson`s correlation coefficient to confirm the relevance between the variables. Our hypothesis was then verified through regression analysis. Our research results showed that, first, the level of empowerment differed depending on such factors as gender, age, education level, employee type, work hours, and monthly income. Second, empowerment was shown to have a significant influence on job satisfaction, where higher empowerment levels led to higher job satisfaction. Third, empowerment was a significant factor in increasing organizational commitment, as higher empowerment levels led to higher commitment. Therefore, this study reflected on the concept that empowerment was needed by lifelong educators, thus showing that enhancing job satisfaction and organizational commitment by developing the personal abilities of a lifelong institution educator is favorable to the institution`s development and success.
Competence;Empowerment;Impact;Job satisfaction;Meaning;Organization commitment;Self-determination;
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