The impact of social support and organizational commitment on network centrality and job satisfaction in a faith-based, nonprofit organization
Kozey, Ryan Scott
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The current study examines the relationship between network centrality and job satisfaction in a faith-based, nonprofit organization. The study proposes a mediation model such that social support and organizational commitment mediates the relationship between network centrality and job satisfaction. Significant findings in four of the proposed five components of the mediation model were observed. Specifically, it was found that centrality was positively related to organizational commitment; organizational commitment positively related to job satisfaction; and social support positively related to job satisfaction. A key nonsignificant finding in the model was in the relationship between centrality and social support. The current findings examine a proposed mediation model, seeking to explain variance in organizational behavior above and beyond network centrality. Implications from current data support a more in depth investigation of the proposed model. Previous research has yet to formally test social support as an explanatory factor in the relationship formally between centrality and employee attitudes and behaviors toward the workplace.