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The main goal of the research is to study the relationship between perceived organizational support and organizational commitment of the staff of general office for sport and the youth in Mazandaran province. The statistical population of the research includes all the staff of general office for sport and the youth in Mazandaran province and they were 101 persons. 84 persons of these individuals completed the questionnaires and because of the limitation of statistical population, the statistical sample was selected as equal to the statistical population (Full number). Research data was collected through two questionnaires of Eisenberger & et al (1986) perceived organizational support and Allen & Meyer's (1990) organizational commitment. After a preliminary study on the scales, reliability coefficient of questionnaires for the organizational support questionnaire and the organizational commitment questionnaire were reported (a =0.72) and (a =0.82) respectively based on Cronbach's alpha measure. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze data. Also, Pearson’s correlation coefficient was applied to analyze raw data. The findings showed that there is a significant positive relationship between the perceived organizational support in the staff of general office for sport and the youth in Mazandaran province and the organizational commitment and its component: task (assigned) commitment. The researchers suggest, by observing the results from their research, that managers should create organizational support if they intend to increase organizational commitment
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Author(s): Marziyeh Alijanpour Morteza Dousti andAbbas Khodayari
Perceived organizational support, Organizational commitment, Staff of general office for sport and the youth in Mazandaran province.