Factors Affecting the Organizational Commitment of Operational Personnel in Local Administrative Organizations, Thailand

  • Surin Niyamangkoon, Sman Ngamsnit

Abstract

The objectives of this research was to study the factors affecting organizational commitment of operational personnel in local administrative organizations, Thailand. The research methodology was quantitative research using survey research. The data was collected from a sample of 288 operational personnel computed by Taro Yamane’s formula from a population of 1,022 operational personnel of local administrative organizations. The data were collected by using questionnaire. The data analyses were descriptive statistics by frequency, percentage, mean, and standard deviation, and inferential statistics by simple linear regression analysis and stepwise regression analysis. From descriptive statistics, it was found that the average opinion of selected operational personnel on overall job characteristics and on overall organizational climate were appropriated at the moderate level, while average opinion of selected operational personnel on overall working motivation was appropriated at the high level. The average opinion of selected operational personnel on overall organizational commitment was appropriated at the high level. For hypothesis testing by simple linear regression analysis, it was found that individual factor (job characteristics, organizational climate, and working motivation) had statistically significant affected on organizational commitment of operational personnel of local administrative organizations. When applying stepwise regression analysis, it was found that only two factors, organizational climate and working motivation, had statistically significant common affected on organizational commitment of operational personnel of local administrative organizations. For recommendation from this research, the local administrative organizations should promote organizational climate and working motivation in order to improve the organizational commitment of operational personnel of local administrative organizations.

Published
2020-02-29
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