Author(s)

Tammy BrownFollow

Date

5-2017

Department

Graduate School of Business

Degree

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Chair

tkbrown@liberty.edu

Keywords

Job Satisfaction, Lynchburg MSA, Organizational Commitment, Small Business

Disciplines

Business | Business Administration, Management, and Operations | Human Resources Management | Labor Relations | Organizational Behavior and Theory | Other Business

Abstract

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.