Keywords : Leader Support


The Mediation Effect of Leader Support in the Effect of Organizational Commitment on Job Satisfaction: A Research in the Turkish Textile Business

Saadet Ela Pelenk

International Journal of Organizational Leadership, 2020, Volume 9, Issue 4, Pages 227-242
DOI: 10.33844/ijol.2020.60508

Organizational commitment is a psychological concept that expresses the feelings of
belonging and loyalty. Commitment and leader support can increase job satisfaction, but
factors such as economic crises, epidemics, globalization increase socio-economic problems
such as unemployment and productivity loss. In this context, leader support such as career
development, information sharing, feedback and finding solutions to the problem may cause
employees to feel valuable and to make effort. This research shows that a leader-manager is
the person who not only maintains the current period but also understands employee behaviors
and reactions. As an effect of this research, employees do not see their job as compulsory, but
find it meaningful and consequently job satisfaction may increase. The purpose of this research
is to examine the mediating effect of leader support in the effect of organizational commitment
on job satisfaction. For this purpose, a questionnaire was conducted with 126 blue-collar
workers in textile company in Istanbul. In the analysis of research data, SPSS 21 statistical
software and multiple regression method were used. As a result of the research, the mediating
role of leader support in the effect of organizational commitment on job satisfaction has been
determined. This research also contributes to researchers, employers and employees in the
field of human resource, productivity and organizational behaviour.