Effect of Perceived and Desired Participation Upon the Organizational Identification

Nidal S. Al-Hawamdeh, Arwa A. Al-Qaralleh

Abstract


The purpose of this study is to analyze the effect of desired and perceived participation at department and college levels in deliberating organizational identification, for the faculty members in governmental Jordanian universities.
In order to achieve the objectives of this study, a questionnaire was developed and distributed among the sample’s study, which consisted of (675) items, (559) members responded, thus, forming a response rate of (%82.8) of the study’s sample. Descriptive and analytical statistic techniques were used to answer the questions of the study, and to test the hypotheses.
The most important findings of this study are:
1-The perceptions of faculty members toward perceived participation at department level was medium with a mean of (3.38), whereas their perceptions toward desired participation at department level was high, with a mean of (4.14).
2-The perceptions of faculty members toward perceived participation at college level was medium with a mean of (2.27), whereas their perception toward desired participation at college level was high, with a mean of (3.89).
3-There is a statistically significant effect of the perceived and desired participation at both levels upon organizations' identification. The study recommended that, the administration of governmental Jordanian universities should promote healthy organizational climate in order to help the faculty members to participate in the decision making process, which in return strengthens the concept of organizational identification for them.

Keywords


Participation (Perceived participation, Desired participation), Organizational identification (Organizational loyalty, Membership, Similarity)

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