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Purpose The objective of this study was two folds: to examine the relationship between organizational culture and psychological empowerment among Thai professional footballers and to examine the level of psychological empowerment by work tenure.
Methods Survey method was employed. Respondents comprised two hundred and sixty-four Thai professional footballers in Thai league 2017. Self-report questionnaires for organizational culture and psychological empowerment were adopted from previous studies and were checked by experts. Regression analysis and ANOVA were employed to test hypotheses.
Results Organizational culture is significantly and positively associated with psychological empowerment among professional footballers in Thai league. The variance of psychological empowerment can be explained at 63.3 percent ( = 0.633 and the regression coefficient was 0.785. Hypothesis 1 was supported that organizational culture is positively associated with psychological empowerment. However, when investigating types of organizational culture, Adhocracy culture, Achievement culture and Clan culture have positive relationship with psychological empowerment among Thai professional footballers. However, results show that level of psychological empowerment is not significantly different by work tenure, in which hypothesis 2 was not supported.
Conclusion Organizational culture is significantly and positively associated with psychological empowerment among professional footballers in Thai league. The suitable types of organizational culture that are related to psychological empowerment among Thai professional footballers include Adhocracy culture, Achievement culture and Clan culture. However, level of psychological empowerment among Thai professional footballers cannot be explained by work tenure.
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