EXAMINING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SOCIAL SUPPORT LEVELS OF EMPLOYEES AND THEIR PERCEIVED PERFORMANCE: A RESEARCH IN POLICE DEPARTMENT IN TOKAT PROVINCE
ÇALIŞANLARIN SOSYAL DESTEK DÜZEYLERİ İLE ALGILADIKLARI PERFORMANSLARI ARASINDAKİ İLİŞKİNİN İNCELENMESİ: TOKAT İL EMNİYET MÜDÜRLÜĞÜNDE BİR ARAŞTIRMA

Author : Engin KANBUR -- Mustafa CANBEK - Kubilay ÖZYER
Number of pages : 309-322

Abstract

The individual have to be prepared psychologically for removing the negative behaviors that may arise in the business life, for acquiring new behaviors and for increasing the performance related to work. In this context, social support takes place in the psychological environment of the individual and is extremely important for his performance. Some studies show that there are significant changes in performance of an individual depending on whether or not the individual has a sufficient social support from the environment. Social support can be defined as the social and psychological support obtained from the environment (family, friend, special person) of the individual. Individual performance is defined as the degree to which employees reach their objectives as a result of the efforts they undertake to achieve the specified goals and the actions they demonstrate, the degree to what extent the individual achieves the specified goals and standards, and the effectiveness of the individual in performing his duties and responsibilities. The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between the levels of percived social support and perceived performance of employees in the police force. The sample of the research consists of 369 employees working in Police Department in Tokat Province. Multidimensional Perceived Social Support Scale and Perceived Performance Scale were used in the research. In evaluating the data, factor, reliability, correlation and regression analysis were utilized. According to the findings, it was found that perceived social support levels of employees have a positive and significant effect on their perceived performances. Based on these findings, with its subdimensions (family, friend, special person) the positive and significant effect of social support on perceived performance of employees was determined.

Keywords

Social Support, Family, Friend, Special Person, Perceived Performance

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