The Effect of Psychological Empowerment in Job Alienation: An Exploratory Study of a Sample of Heads of Scientific Departments' Opinions in University of Dohuk
AbstractThis research dealt with two subjects, psychological empowerment of employees and job alienation, on the basis of their being of organizational phenomena that focus on human resource and it affect in performance of this important resource of the organization and through it in the organizational performance. The research aims to detect the role of psychological empowerment in job alienation; it based on two main hypotheses, the fist hypothesis is there is a significant correlation between psychological empowerment and job alienation, the second hypothesis is there is a significant effect of psychological empowerment in job alienation.
University of Duhok was selected to be the field of the research and testing its hypotheses, and the heads of the scientific departments were selected to be the study society. The number of respondents was (47) of the total heads of scientific departments. By using a number of statistical tools the hypotheses were tested.
The most important results of the study is the heads of departments at the University of Dohuk receive appropriate levels of psychological empowerment, as well as they have a moderate levels of job alienation, the study also showed that there is a negative significant correlation between psychological empowerment and job alienation, as well as there is a negative significant effect between them. The research presented a set of recommendations in respect of how to enhance the levels of psychological empowerment of heads of scientific departments at the university and to reduce levels of job alienation that they have.
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