Organizational Commitment, Work Culture, and Achievement Motivation in State Islamic University Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta
9 Pages Posted: 19 Dec 2012 Last revised: 28 Feb 2013
Date Written: December 18, 2012
In the global higher education marketplace, State Islamic University Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta have been attempting to establish them self in international ranking university. To realize this, several efforts have been created, such as increasing the quality of teaching and research, recruiting international and highly talented students, obtaining government and nongovernment sources of funding, creating academic freedom, opening bigger opportunities to the lecturers and administrative staff to get the scholarship in order to get higher degree in specific area.
One of the most important concepts that influence the university to have strategic position in international ranking is the level of organizational commitment of its human resources. It plays an important role in improving the effectiveness of university. Similarly, work culture and achievement motivation are also significantly important in advancing quality of learning. Work culture will lead and guide people in the university on how they should behave and what should be achieved to create a better university in future. Therefore, the objective of this study is to measure organizational commitment, work culture, and achievement motivation among lecturers, administrative staff, and students in State Islamic University Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta.
59 lecturers, 99 administrative staff, and 101 students that have been working or studying more than 1 year were recruited from different faculties in the University. They were administered a set of scales that were developed by researchers: organizational commitment (18 items), work culture (33 items), and achievement motivation (21 items). Each scale is made on a 4-point rating Likert scale (range from strongly agree to strongly disagree). By using SPSS software, multiple regression analysis was used to analyze the research hypotheses.
Keywords: Organizational commitment, work culture, achievement motivation
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