Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Effect of Participative Management on Workplace Belonging
by Nichols, Hannah, M.S., Pepperdine University, 2020, 71; 28030333
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this research was to examine how participation affects employee perceptions of belonging within nonprofit organizations. A mixed-methods design was utilized that included a survey of 24 employees’ perception of participation, belonging, and relationship with their supervisor, and 10 semi-structured interviews. A regression analysis showed that participation had a strong positive relationship to workplace belonging and that generally interviewees felt invested in and supported because of their participation. There was also a strong positive correlation between perceived participation and the quality of the supervisor-employee relationship. The main conclusions of the study were participative management affects workplace belonging and may be a signal of a belonging and that the perceived quality of the relationship between supervisor and employee matters to an employee’s perception of their ability to participate and belong.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Lacey, Miriam Y.
Commitee: Egan, Terri
School: Pepperdine University
Department: Organizational Development
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 82/2(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Management, Organization Theory
Keywords: Belonging, Perception, Supervisor-employee relationship
Publication Number: 28030333
ISBN: 9798662573048
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