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Trust in immediate supervisor, trust in top management, organizational trust precursors: Predictors of organizational effectiveness
by Warren, Jimmie S., D.M., University of Phoenix, 2012, 197; 3583299
Abstract (Summary)

The quantitative correlational research study addressed the problem of a lack of knowledge on the predictive nature or strength of the independent variables; trust in immediate supervisor, trust in top management, and organizational trust precursors for producing organizational effectiveness (OE) that can also lead to a sustainable competitive advantage. The study was conducted on a research division of a federal government agency via electronic survey format. The study revealed that in addition to significant and positive correlations among the trust and OE variables, the results of a multiple regression analysis for the model as a whole showed an adjusted R2 value of .6630, indicating that 66.3% of the variation in the dependent variable, OE, was explained by the independent variables. An F-value of 134.8, significant at the .05 level (p-value < .0001), indicated that the overall regression model was a good fit. All three levels of trust experienced by subordinate employees were positive and significant predictors of OE. Hierarchical multiple regression also showed that organizational trust precursors (Ba = .379, βb = .573, t-value = 8.310, and p-value < .0001), and not trust in top management (Ba = .096, βb = .128, t-value = 1.970, and p-value = .0508) or trust in immediate supervisor (B a = .120, βb = .245, t-value = 5.370, and p-value < .0001) was a stronger positive predictor of OE. Managers and supervisors will be able to gain practical knowledge that will aid in positive and productive interactions with subordinate employees within organizations.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Shriner, William Bill
School: University of Phoenix
Department: Organizational Leadership
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-A 75/10(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Behavioral psychology, Management, Organization Theory, Organizational behavior
Keywords: Organizaional behavior, Organizational effectiveness, Organizational effectiveness predictors, Organizational trust precursors, Predictors of trust, Trust outcomes
Publication Number: 3583299
ISBN: 978-1-321-13125-3
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