International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Explaining Agricultural Personnel's Intrapreneurial Behavior: The Mediating Effects of Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment
Seyyed Mohammad Kazem Hashemi, Hossein Kazem Nadi, Seyed Mahmood Hosseini, Ahmad Rezvanfar

This study verified perceived organizational support (POS), psychological empowerment (PE), job satisfaction (JS), organizational commitment (OC) and intrapreneurial behavior (IB) as the research framework. Through a literature review, we examined causal relationships among these variables. The subjects of this study were agricultural personnel of Karaj city, Iran. Data was analyzed through descriptive statistics, confirmatory factor analysis, and the structural equation modeling. Results showed that agricultural personnel perceived their intrapreneurial behavior (IB) as moderate level (Mean = 3.27). Perceived organizational support (POS) and Job satisfaction (JS) were strong antecedents of organizational commitment (OC) than that of psychological empowerment (PE). Indirect effect of psychological empowerment on organizational commitment via mediating effect of job satisfaction was partially supported. Findings of this study revealed that perceptions of agricultural personnel about their organizational commitment had positive effects on their intrapreneurial behaviors. Overall, results of this study indicated that job satisfaction and organizational commitment were fully mediated the effects of perceived organizational support and psychological empowerment on intrapreneurial behavior. The overarching implication of this study was that capturing the perceptual antecedents could be implemented to foster intrapreneurial behaviors among agricultural personnel. Finally, a number of managerial implications were proposed.

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