Social Capital and its Impact on Job Satisfaction
Monireh Mohsenzadeh 1, Fereydoon Ahmadi 2
1. Social Philosophy PH.D Student, Azerbaijan National Sciences Academy, Azerbaijan
2. Public management Department, Payam Noor University, 19395-3697 Tehran, Iran
Abstract: This paper aims at finding the relationships between social capital and job satisfaction in private service organizations (hospitals). An experimental method is performed to study the relationship between social capital variables and job satisfaction in three private hospitals to analyze their direct/indirect relationships with job satisfaction. The present paper indicates that there is a direct, positive, and significant relationship between trust and job satisfaction. Trust will lead to more satisfaction. There is also an indirect, positive, and significant relationship between formal networks and job satisfaction but through trust variable. There is no direct/indirect relationship between action norms and job satisfaction. It has also been found that there is a direct, significant, but negative relationship between educational level and job satisfaction. This analysis had been performed in private organizations and further analysis shall be done in non-private organizations. Social capital is so tied to trust that in almost all organizations efforts have to be taken to promote trust among members and between members and organization. There is neither direct nor indirect relationship between action norms and job satisfaction, so social capital can either be supportive or not supportive.
[Monireh Mohsenzadeh , Fereydoon Ahmadi. Social Capital and its Impact on Job Satisfaction. Life Sci J2013;10(1):469-475]. (ISSN: 1097-8135). http://www.lifesciencesite.com. 74
Keywords: Social capital; Job satisfaction Full Text 74