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Article Information
Journal: Business and Economics Research Journal
Title of Article: The Mediating Role of Loneliness at Workplace on the Trust in Colleagues on Organizational Identification
Author(s): Seval Aksoy
Volume: 10
Number: 1
Year: 2019
Page: 203-218
ISSN: 2619-9491
DOI Number: 10.20409/berj.2019.163
Abstract
The aim of this study was to determine the teachers’ trust in their colleagues and their loneliness at work and their impact on their identification with their organizations. The research’s data was collected from the teachers working in public schools in Kadıköy District of Istanbul in 2016-2017 academic year by using a questionnaire. The collected data were interpreted using SPSS and SEM statistical programs. According to the results, there were significant relationships between trust in colleagues and loneliness at workplace, and loneliness and organizational identification at workplace, as well as trust and organizational identification among colleagues. In addition, the main motivation of the study is the mediation effect of loneliness at workplace and it has been determined that there is a full mediation effect between trust and organizational identification for colleagues.

Keywords: Trust in colleagues, Loneliness at workplace, Social friendship, Emotional deprivation, Organizational identification

JEL Classification: D23, M10, M12, O15

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