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The Impact of Positive Skills Training and Positive Thinking on Organizational Commitment

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The purpose of the present study is to investigate the impact of Positive Skills Training and group Positive Thinking on Organizational Commitment. The population of the study consists of all the adjunct/affiliated/visiting professors of Payam Noor University of Ghorveh in the 2016-2017 academic years. In this research, the sample of the study consisted of 20 adjunct professors that were selected with available random sampling method. The sample of the experimental group included 10 professors that had participated in the positive thinking sessions voluntarily. And the sample of the control group was 10 people who had not participated in the positive thinking sessions (they were also selected by available random sampling method). The research method is semi-experimental with both experimental and control groups. The experimental group was exposed to 7sessions of positive psychotherapy; each session consisted of 60 minutes, while the control group received none of these therapies. Meyer and Allen questionnaire was used to collect data, and COVARIANCE analysis was used to analyze the data. The findings indicate that group positive thinking has a significant effect on enhancing organizational commitment.
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  • Department of Educational Psychology, Tehran Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
  • Department of Management, Ghorveh Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ghorveh, Iran
  • Department of Educational Psychology, Tehran Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
  • Department of Psychology, Payame Noor University, PO BOX 19395 - 3697, Tehran, Iran
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