Document Type : Research Article
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Psychology and Education, University of Semnan, Semnan, Iran
M.Sc. of Business Management, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Ph.D. Student in Educational Administration, University of Shiraz, Shiraz, Iran
The goal of this study was investigating the effect of employee empowerment on organizational development with emphasis on perceived organizational support. This research is applied and the research method is descriptive - correlational. The Statistical population was all female and male personnel (1044) at Shiraz University and the method of Simple random sampling. In order to do research, a sample of 122 people was selected from the staff of the university. The instrument to collect data consisted of three questionnaire of organizational development, organizational support questionnaire and an employee empowerment questionnaire, which after computing validity and reliability distributed between the samples and gathered. Data were analyzed by SPSS and Lisrel softwares using Pearson correlation coefficient and path analysis. The results indicated: There is a meaningful relationship between employee empowerment, perceived organizational support and organizational development. Employee empowerment has significant impact of organizational development. Employee empowerment has significant impact of organizational support. Employee empowerment has significant impact of organizational development with mediator's organizational support. Employee empowerment can directly affect organizational development. But the employee empowerment indirectly and by organizational support can affect organizational development. Practical implications of the findings were discussed.