The Mediating Effect of Psychological Empowerment on the Relationship between Organizational Commitment and Job Satisfaction

조직몰입과 직무만족간의 관계에 대한 심리적 임파워먼트의 매개 효과

  • Nam, Hee Soo (Dept. of Social Welfare, World Cyber College)
  • 남희수 (세계사이버대학 사회복지학과)
  • Received : 2013.02.23
  • Accepted : 2013.06.10
  • Published : 2013.06.30

Abstract

This study is conducted in the form of purposive sampling among 215 social workers working in social welfare and living facilities located in the metropolitan area. The purpose of this study is to understand how organizational commitment and psychological empowerment affects job satisfaction and investigate the mediating effect of psychological empowerment when it comes to the relationship between organizational commitment and job satisfaction. In this study, it is observed that there is a significant impact of psychological empowerment on job satisfaction. The higher the level of psychological empowerment is, social workers tend to have a higher level of organizational commitment and job satisfaction. The result of investigation on mediating effect supports a mediating effect of psychological empowerment on the relationship between emotional/continuance/normative commitment and job satisfaction. In addition, the self-authority appears to have a mediating effect on the relationship between emotional/continuance/normative commitment and job satisfaction. Finally, competence also has a mediating effect on the relationship. The result supports the significant effect of the four hypotheses presented in this study. The result of this study implies that social workers' psychological empowerment has a positive effect on their organizational commitment and job satisfaction. Therefore, it can be used by an organization as an effective management technique.