Abstract


EXAMINATION OF ACADEMICIANS' JOB SATISFACTION AND VIEWS ON ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT DURING THE DISTANCE EDUCATION PROCESS

Due to the constraints caused by Covid-19, different solutions have been sought for professional groups all over the world. The education sector is at the top of the search for these solutions. Therefore, in the research, in the distance education process, it was aimed to examine the views of academicians working in Sports Sciences Faculties on job satisfaction and organizational commitment. A total of 33 academicians from different Sports Sciences Faculties participated in the study. Qualitative method was preferred in the research. Ethics committee approval of the study was obtained and detailed information about the research was given to the participants before the interviews. As a result of the research, it was determined that there was no decrease in the organizational commitment and job satisfaction levels of the academicians during the distance education process. Almost all the academicians stated that there was no disruption in both the management and their relations with their colleagues and students during this process. It is understood from the opinions given that the lack of material causes problems in applied courses, but this type of problem does not exist in theoretical courses or it is solved by searching for different solutions. Although staying away from faculties caused the academic staff to concentrate on their academic studies, it was determined that they had problems in collecting data. Participants mostly stated that distance education models can be used easily in the future, but the coeducation model should be preferred more. As a result of the research, it can be said that the distance education process does not negatively affect the organizational commitment and job satisfaction of academicians. The fact that academicians are not unfamiliar with distance education, management support and other stressful factors do not appear during this process may support this result. It is recommended to compare these results with similar studies to be conducted in the future.



Keywords

Covid-19, distance education, sports sciences, organizational commitment, job satisfaction


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