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Dissertation Abstract

A Study of the Effects of Supervisors' Trust of Subordinates and Their Organization on Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment

Kristin L. Straiter
Regent University

This dissertation investigated the effects of supervisors' trust of their subordinates and their organization on job satisfaction and organizational commitment. Using survey data collected from 117 district sales managers in one large pharmaceutical company, the study found a statistically significant relationship between supervisors' trust of their subordinates and supervisors' job satisfaction. Further, supervisors' trust of the organization was found to have a much greater effect on job satisfaction than that of supervisors' trust of their subordinates and was also found to have a relationship with affective organizational commitment. The role of gender as a moderating variable did not prove to have an effect in this research.