The Relationship of Empowerment and Job Satisfaction with Productivity of Employees of Education System in Ahwaz

Karim Amir Chehrazi, Reza Shafizadeh

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This study was aimed to determine the relationship of empowerment and job satisfaction with productivity of employees in education system in Ahwaz, which was conducted in 2015. The present study was practical in terms of objective, descriptive of correlational type in terms of data collection method. The statistical population of the present study consisted of all the employees in the education organization of region 3 in Ahwaz who had participated in in-service training programs between the years of 2008 and 2013. The population consisted of 300 individuals among whom 169 individuals were selected using the simple random sampling method and the Morgan table; these 169 employees were given questionnaires. The method of collecting data was based on Spriters standard questionnaire of empowerment (1995), Berry Field and Ruth questionnaire of job satisfaction (1951) and standard researcher-made questionnaire of employees' productivity (1995). In the present study, in order to determine the reliability, the Cronbach's Alpha Coefficient was used; the reliability was greater than 0.7 for both types of questionnaires. In addition, in order to determine the validity of the questionnaires, the content validity was used, hence the questionnaires were approved by experts. The analysis of the obtained data from the implementation of the questionnaires was done using SPSS 21 software in two sections of descriptive and inferential (Pearson Correlation and Multiple Regression). The results of the study indicated that there was a relationship of empowerment and its components such as the feeling of competence, feeling of significance, and feeling of being effective with employees' productivity. But there was no relationship between the component of feeling of self-determination and employees' productivity. Moreover, there was a positive and significant relationship between job satisfaction and its components such as ability, understanding and perception of job, organizational support, motivation and feedback with employees' productivity.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijld.v6i1.8928

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