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Volume : 10 Issue : 1 Year : 2022


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Effects of Power Distance on Organizational Commitment: A Study on Maritime Faculty Students [JEMS Maritime Sci]
JEMS Maritime Sci. 2021; 9(4): 256-265 | DOI: 10.4274/jems.2021.24650

Effects of Power Distance on Organizational Commitment: A Study on Maritime Faculty Students

Umut Yıldırım1, Arda Toygar2, Ahmet Lutfi Tunçel3
1Karadeniz Technical University Surmene Faculty of Marine Sciences, Department of Maritime Transportation and Management Engineering, Trabzon, Turkey
2Artvin Coruh University Hopa Vocational School, Maritime and Port Management Program, Artvin, Turkey
3İstanbul Technical University Maritime Faculty, Department of Maritime Transportation and Management Engineering, İstanbul, Turkey

This study investigates the effect of power distance on the organizational commitment of maritime faculty students. The hypotheses developed in this context were analyzed using the structural equation modeling method based on data collected from 406 participants. The results from one-dimensional (1D) evaluation indicated that organizational power distance had a positive impact on the organizational commitment levels of maritime faculty students. However, there are several studies in the literature that show that this effect may lead to inconsistent results in 1D examination. These conflicting results necessitate a multidimensional analysis of the research. Evaluation of the sub-dimensions included in the study revealed that: (1) acceptance of power had positive effects on calculative and moral commitment, (2) justification of power on moral commitment, and (3) acquiescence of power on calculative, alienative, and moral commitment.

Keywords: Organizational commitment, Power distance, Maritime, Education, Vocational training

Umut Yıldırım, Arda Toygar, Ahmet Lutfi Tunçel. Effects of Power Distance on Organizational Commitment: A Study on Maritime Faculty Students. JEMS Maritime Sci. 2021; 9(4): 256-265

Corresponding Author: Umut Yıldırım, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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