The Impact of Job Satisfaction and Employee Empowerment on Loyalty Amongst the Employees, Case of A Private University in Kurdistan Region, Iraq

Omar Falah Saleem1 and Karwan Hushyar Sherwani2

1,2 Business and Management Department, Tishk International University, Erbil,
Kurdistan Region, Iraq

Correspondence: [email protected], [email protected]

Received: September 25, 2022 | Revised: October 18, 2022 | Published: November 10, 2022


Currently, there are researchers that claim that job satisfaction, employee empowerment and employee loyalty are related to each other. This research aims to investigate if that theory holds true in the case of a private university in Erbil. A quantitative methodology following the Deductive approach to theory development was used to create a questionnaire as a method of data collection which measured job satisfaction, employee empowerment and loyalty. It was sent out to 300 employees via the official email of the university, and the researchers received 68 responses. Then the sample answers were used to calculate the results. The researchers used a reliability test (Cronbach Alpha), correlation, descriptive analysis, and linear regression analysis. The research results revealed that Employee Empowerment and Job satisfaction significantly affect employee loyalty in the case of private universities in the Kurdistan region or Iraq.

Keywords: Employee Empowerment, Employee Satisfaction, Loyalty, Linear Regression, Higher education, Kurdistan region.


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Saleem, O. F., & Sherwani, K. H. (2022). The Impact of Job Satisfaction and Employee Empowerment on Loyalty Amongst the Employees, Case of A Private University in Kurdistan Region, Iraq. Eurasian Journal of Management & Social Sciences, 3(3), 22-33.

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