A Study of the Causal Relationship among Organizational Fairness, Organizational Trust, Organizational Cynicism, and Organizational Commitment: -Combined Examination on Effect of Social Workers' Perceived Work Value-

사회복지사의 조직공정성인식, 조직신뢰, 조직냉소주의와 조직몰입의 통합적 관계에 관한 연구 -일 가치감 효과에 대한 결합 분석-

  • Received : 2011.08.09
  • Accepted : 2011.11.03
  • Published : 2012.02.29

Abstract

This study has three objectives. First, it examines the relationship between organizational fairness and organizational commitment perceived by social workers in Korea. Second, it simultaneously examines mediating effects of organizational trust and organizational cynicism in the relationship between organizational fairness and organizational commitment. Third, it also examines the effect of social workers' perceived work value on the combined model by considering the unique characteristics of social work profession. This study employs the stratified cluster sampling method on social workers with more than two year work experiences in their current social service agencies that are located in Seoul and Kyungki province; finally it analyzes the responses from 564 social workers by using the method of structural equation modeling. This study has the following results: (1) there is a positive causal relationship between organizational fairness and organizational commitment perceived by social workers; (2) there is also a positive causal relationship between social workers' perceived work value and organizational commitment; and (3) in the mediating effects of organizational trust and organizational cynicism, there are no mediating effects in the relationship between organizational fairness and organizational commitment. This study discusses the importance of social workers' perceived work value and theoretical and practical implications of the results.

Keywords

perceived work value;organizational fairness;organizational commitment;organizational trust;organizational cynicism