Investigating the Effect of Alienation from Work on Organizational Commitment (Technical Affairs staff of South Oil Fields Company)

Document Type : Research Paper


1 PhD Student in Sociology, University of Shiraz, Shiraz, Iran

2 Associate Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran



Today, one of the main indicators of success in any organization is organizational commitment. Organizational commitment is an effective factor in the organizational behavior of employees and the efficiency of organizations. The present study was conducted with the aim of sociologically investigating the effect of alienation from work on organizational commitment among the technical affairs employees of the National Company of Southern Oil Regions in 2014. In the theoretical dimension, Parsons' systemic theory was used to achieve the research goals. The research was conducted using a survey method and using a questionnaire tool. The statistical population of this research was 1277 employees of the technical affairs of the National Company of Southern Oil Regions. The statistical population of this research was all the employees of the technical affairs of the Southern Oil Regions Company, whose number was 1277, and it was carried out in 2014. The results of the research showed that there is a negative and significant relationship between alienation from work and organizational commitment (r=0.188 and sig=0.001). In addition, there is a significant relationship between demographic variables including age, marital position, employment position and organizational position with organizational commitment. But there is no significant relationship between gender variables and organizational commitment.


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