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Hemmati A, Talebi B, Yari Haj Atalou J, Hassani M. Structural modeling of career and organizational consequences of psychological empowerment among faculty members of Islamic Azad University in West Azerbaijan Province, Iran, (2017). J Occup Health Epidemiol 2018; 7 (2) :119-129
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1- Department of Educational Sciences, Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran.
2- Department of Educational Sciences, Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran. , btalebi1351@yahoo.com
3- Department of Educational Sciences, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Urmia University, Urmia, Iran.
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Received: 2018/01/28
Accepted: 2018/02/25
ePublished: 2018/07/28
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Background: One of the key factors in the effectiveness of universities is faculty members. Paying attention to this important source brings the university closer to its goals. This study aimed to investigate job and organizational consequences of psychological empowerment with mediating role of organizational innovation, organizational justice, and organizational support among in the branches of Islamic Azad University in West Azerbaijan Province, Iran, in year 2017. 
Materials and Methods: In this descriptive correlational study, from 747 faculty members in Islamic Azad University of West Azerbaijan, 300 were selected using stratified random sampling method by Morgan table. Data were collected using nine standard questionnaires and a researcher-made questionnaire, and analyzed using SPSS and Lizrel software. Besides, to examine the relationships between latent and measured variables in the conceptual model, the structural equation modeling was used.
Results: Psychological empowerment had positive and significant correlation with citizenship behavior (r = 0.52), organizational commitment (r = 0.37), job satisfaction (r = 0.34), and job performance (r = 0.33), and negative and significant correlation with turnover intention (r = -0.24) and absenteeism (r = -0.31) (P < 0.05 for all).
Conclusion: This research showed that, the highest correlation was found between faculty members' psychological empowerment with organizational citizenship behavior, and the lowest correlation was between psychological empowerment and their turnover intention. In addition, justice, support, and organizational innovation play mediating role in the relationship between psychological empowerment and occupational and organizational consequences.  

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