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American Journal of Educational Research. 2015, 3(8), 1020-1026
DOI: 10.12691/education-3-8-12
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An Empirical Investigation of Faculty Members' Organizational Commitmentin the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Maha B. BinBakr1, and Eman I. Ahmed1

1College of Arts, University of Dammam, Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Pub. Date: July 28, 2015

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Maha B. BinBakr and Eman I. Ahmed. An Empirical Investigation of Faculty Members' Organizational Commitmentin the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. American Journal of Educational Research. 2015; 3(8):1020-1026. doi: 10.12691/education-3-8-12

Abstract

The present study utilizes the Meyer and Allen three–component model of organizational commitment to measure commitment among faculty members in Saudi Arabia. The study further investigates the relationship between the faculty's demographic variables (gender, academic rank, college cluster, years of experience, and nationality) and their organizational commitment. A survey research design was used to measure 185 faculty members’ commitment to their organizations. This study’s results demonstrate high levels of effective organizational commitment among respondents. Academic rank was found to be significantly related to organizational commitment among other demographic variables. The implications of the study could be used to improve organizational commitment among faculty members in Saudi Arabia.

Keywords:
organizational commitment faculty members saudi arabia university of dammam

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