Organizational Support, Participation in Organizational Decision-Making, Organizational Politics, and Perceived Social Status among Faculty Members: The Mediating Effects of Status Seeking Styles

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1 Institute of Educational, Psychological, and Social Research, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Counseling, Hazrat-e Masoumeh University, Qom, Iran


The aim of this study was to examine a psychosocial model of predicting perceived social status among faculty members. To this end, 135 faculty members in one of the state universities in Tehran, Iran, were recruited through convenient sampling. We used Perceived Organizational Support Scale (POSS), Perceptions of Organizational Politics Scale (POPS), Participation in Organizational Decisions Making Scale (PODMS), and Dominance and Prestige Scale (DPS) to collect data. Findings showed that 40% of participants believed that social status of academic careers has decreased in Iran since they have entered into their jobs. Perceived organizational support, perceived organizational politics, and participation in decision-making were associated with perceived social status directly and indirectly by the mediating role of prestige-based status-seeking style. The link between perceived organizational politics and perceived social status were negative, but there were positive associations between other factors in model and perceived social status. Then, we might conclude that perceived social status is determined by the quality of organizational support, political atmosphere in organization, participation in organizational decision-making, and prestige-based status-seeking styles. Faculty members with prestige-based status-seeking style had better feelings toward their job as a high social status job, which may facilitate their self- actualization


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Article Title [Persian]

حمایت سازمانی، مشارکت در تصمیم گیری سازمانی، سیاست‌های سازمانی و ادراک از جایگاه اجتماعی در اعضای هیات علمی: اثرات واسطه‌ای سبک‌های جایگاه طلبی اجتماعی

Authors [Persian]

  • حمید خانی پور 1
  • الهام فتحی 2
1 موسسه تحقیقات تربیتی، روانشناختی و اجتماعی، دانشگاه خوارزمی، تهران، ایران
2 گروه مشاوره، دانشگاه حضرت معصومه(س)، قم، ایران
Abstract [Persian]

هدف این مطالعه بررسی مدل روانی اجتماعی برای پیش‌بینی ادارک از جایگاه اجتماعی در بین اعضای هیات علمی بود. از 135 نفر از اعضای هیات یکی از دانشگاه‌های دولتی شهر تهران به شیوه دردسترس نمونه‌گیری انجام شد. برای جمع‌آوری داده‌ها از مقیاس حمایت سازمانی ادارک‌شده، مقیاس ادارک از سیاست‌های سازمانی، مقیاس مشارکت در تصمیم‌گیری سازمانی و مقیاس برتری-منزلت استفاده شد. در کل 40 درصد از شرکت‌کنندگان این نگرش را داشتند که جایگاه اجتماعی برای کاردانشگاهی در ایران از زمانی که عضو هیات علمی شده‌اند، کاهش یافته است. حمایت سازمانی ادارک‌شده، ادارک از سیاست‌های سازمانی و مشارکت‌داده‌شدن در تصمیم‌گیری‌های سازمانی هم به صورت مستقیم و به صورت غیرمستقیم از طریق سبک‌های جایگاه‌طلبی اجتماعی با جایگاه اجتماعی ادارک‌شده رابطه داشتند. رابطه بین سیاست‌های سازمانی ادارک شده و جایگاه اجتماعی ادارک‌شده منفی بود؛ اما سایر ابعاد مدل رابطه مثبتی با جایگاه اجتماعی ادارک‌شده داشتند. می‌توان نتیجه‌گیری کرد که ادارک از جایگاه اجتماعی متاثر از کیفیت حمایت اجتماعی سازمانی، جو سیاسی در سازمان، مشارکت در تصمیم‌گیری سازمانی و سبک جایگاه‌طلبی مبتنی بر منزلت دارد. اعضای هیات علمی که از سبک جایگاه‌طلبی مبتنی بر منزلت استفاده می‌کنند، احساس بهتری نسبت به کار دانشگاهی به عنوان کاری با جایگاه اجتماعی بالا دارند و این امر ممکن است در تسهیل خودشکوفایی‌شان موثراست.

Keywords [Persian]

  • جایگاه اجتماعی
  • حمایت سازمانی ادارک شده
  • سیاست های سازمانی ادارک شده
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