PSYCHOLOGICAL EMPOWERMENT AND ITS RELATION TO ORGANIZATIONAL IDENTIFICATION AMONG PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYEES
The relationship between psychological empowerment and organizational identification is multifaceted and represents a crucial aspect of organizational behavior and psychology. The current study emphasizes the importance of psychological empowerment for employees at various management levels in public sector institutions. It highlights the necessity of enhancing its antecedents and components by promoting the employee's sense of competence and perception of the significance of their work and assigned tasks. Moreover, the study underscores the meaningful role that employees play and their ability to influence their work environment, which grants them a considerable degree of autonomy and independence. This, in turn, positively impacts their organizational identification, fostering a strong sense of belonging and alignment with the organization they work for, along with the adoption and defense of its beliefs and values. These findings align with the existing theoretical literature and previous studies, which demonstrate that psychological empowerment positively influences individuals' psychological states and their work experiences. It strikes a balance between their personal values and organizational values, resulting in a shared sense of purpose. Overall, psychological empowerment creates a flexible, committed, cohesive, and harmonious human workforce that strongly aligns with the organization.
Keywords: Psychological Empowerment; Organizational Identification; Public Sector.