Abstract: This study aimed to determine the effect of structural empowerment and organizational commitment on job satisfaction of the employees at Islamic Azad University of Birjand in 2015. Population of the study was all personnel at Islamic Azad University of Birjand (n = 130). Morgans table and simple random sampling were used to select the participants and 97 employees were considered as the sample of the study. Data was collected by three standardized questionnaires of Maleki structural empowerment questionnaire, Myer and Allens organizational Commitment Questionnaire (QCQ) and Kendal and Hulen job satisfaction questionnaire. After distributing and collecting the questionnaires, data was analyzed and hypotheses were tested by structural equation modeling and Smart PLS2 in two measurement and structural sections. First, technical characteristics of the questionnaires including reliability and convergent and divergent validity were assessed by PLS. Then, significance of the software was used to examine the hypotheses under study. Finally, findings of the study confirmed the effect of structural empowerment and organizational commitment and dimensions of each on job satisfaction of personnel at Islamic Azad University of Birjand.
Abolfazl Khoshhal and Abdolali Keshtegar, 2016. The Effect of Structural Empowerment and Organizational Commitment on Job Satisfaction of the Personnel at Islamic Azad University of Birjand. The Social Sciences, 11: 1234-1241.