Graduate School of Business
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
Job Satisfaction, Lynchburg MSA, Organizational Commitment, Small Business
Business | Business Administration, Management, and Operations | Human Resources Management | Labor Relations | Organizational Behavior and Theory | Other Business
Brown, Tammy, "A Quantitative Examination of the Relationship Between Perceived Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment in Small Business Employees in the Lynchburg Metropolitan Statistical Area" (2017). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1467.
The Lynchburg Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) has an average turnover that exceeds the national and regional average. Organizational turnover unfavorably influences productivity and has the potential to adversely affect, not only the Lynchburg MSA, but also the regional, state, and national economy. This quantitative non-experimental, correlational research examined the relationship between perceived job satisfaction and organizational commitment in the Lynchburg MSA. The results of this research supports earlier research and demonstrated a statistically significant positive relationship existed between perceived job satisfaction and organizational commitment in small business employees in the Lynchburg MSA. The results may serve as beneficial to small business leaders for influencing human resource management processes aimed at increasing retention, reducing turnover, and remaining competitive in both the region and state.