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A Study on the Effects of Fatigue on Organizational Commitment in Police Officers

경찰공무원의 피로도가 조직몰입에 미치는 영향

  • 주재진 (동국대학교(경주) 행정경찰공공학과)
  • Received : 2017.01.11
  • Accepted : 2017.01.30
  • Published : 2017.04.28

Abstract

Although there have been continued researches on the effect of fatigue among organization members on organizations, there has been an absence of studies on sub-factors of organizational commitment using Saito(1999)'s whole questionnaire. Therefore, this study aimed to measure the level of fatigue among police officers and empirically examine the effect of fatigue on organizational commitment. Based on the previous studies, fatigue(mental fatigue and physical fatigue) of police officers and physical disharmony were selected as independent variables, and organizational commitment(affective commitment, continuance commitment and normative commitment) was selected as a dependent variable. The meanings and the implications of this study are as follows. First, from a theoretical perspective, this study has significance as the first study, which used Saito(1999)'s whole scale and examined the relationship between sub-variables of organizational commitment in a police organization. This study also confirms the importance of fatigue management for organization managers. Second, from a perspective of organization management, this study implies that effort should be made to measure fatigue of police officers, who have 5 to 10 years of service and work as Senior patrol and sergeants and manage it actively on an organizational level, and there is a need to develop a training program for improving their attitudes towards organizations.

Keywords

Mental Fatigue;Physical Fatigue;Affective Commitment;Continuance Commitment;Normative Commitment

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