Document Type: Original Article

Authors

1 Department of Business Management, Neyshabur Branch, Islamic Azad University, Neyshabur, Iran

2 Department of Management, Attar Institute of Higher Education, Iran

Abstract

Existence of committed and professional manpower in any organization will reduce absenteeism, delays and displacements; moreover, it will lead to a significant increase in organizational performance, employee mental vitality, achieving organizational and individual goals. Considering the importance of this issue in organizations, the aim of this study is to investigate the impact of professional commitment on organizational commitment dimensions of Qavamin bank employees in Khorasan Razavi province. In the present study, the required information was collected through a questionnaire. Statistical sample of study is Qavamin bank employees in the cities of Mashhad and Neyshabour that are selected randomly. The reliability of the questionnaire was assessed by Cronbach's alpha coefficient.  In the present study, structural equations are used to examine the research hypotheses; furthermore, LISREL and SPSS software were used to analyze data. The results indicate that there is a positive relationship between professional commitment and organizational commitment.

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