Global Advanced Research Journal of Social Science (GARJSS)
January 2013 Vol. 2(1), pp. 001-011
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An investigation into job satisfaction and organizational commitment of construction personnel

Heyecan Giritli1, Begum Sertyesilisik2*, Başak Horman3

1(Prof. at the Istanbul Technical University) Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Architecture, Department of Architecture.
2(Assoc. Prof. the Istanbul Technical University and Visiting prof. at the Liverpool John Moores University) Faculty of Architecture, Istanbul Technical University.
3Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Architecture,

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Accepted 01 February, 2013


The purpose of this study is to determine whether feelings of job satisfaction would lead to organizational commitment by construction employees. For assessing job satisfaction and organizational commitment of individuals in the context of construction industry, an electronic questionnaire has been applied to the employees of architecture and construction firms in the Turkish construction industry. Using a 5-point Likert-type format, responses ranged from strongly disagree to strongly agree, with higher scores indicating higher levels of each form of commitment. The measurement scale for job satisfaction was based on the Job Satisfaction Index which considered all facets of the job when measuring job satisfaction, utilizing an 18-item, five-point Likert type scale. The 24-items instrument developed by Meyer and Allen was chosen as the tool to measure organizational commitment in this study. Out of 350 surveys requested, 219 responded yielding a 63% respond rate. The results from the survey on job satisfaction were compared to the results reported for the level of organizational commitment. The research revealed a relatively strong correlation between job satisfaction and organizational commitment.

Keywords: job satisfaction, organizational commitment, construction.


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