Analysis of organizational trust studies conducted in Turkey: A content analysis

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PEGEM EGITIM VE OGRETIM DERGISI, vol.10, no.2, pp.355-372, 2020 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.14527/pegegog.2020.012
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.355-372
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this research is to analyze dissertations on organizational trust conducted from 2000 to 2018 in Turkey comprehensively and from a holistic point of view and reveal similarities and differences between these studies. In the study, descriptive content analysis method was used. The data source of this study was dissertations on organizational trust written between 2000 and 2018 found in the Council of Higher Education Thesis Center. In the analysis of the data, categorical analysis technique, one of the content analysis types, was used. Results showed that limited dissertations were done between 2006 and 2008, most of them were master's theses largely conducted in public universities and had, as sample, Istanbul, East Marmara, Aegean and West Anatolian regions. In addition, they were mainly held in primary schools and they mostly had relational screening model as research design, simple random methods as sampling, questionnaires as data collection tool and independent samples t-test and ANOVA as analysis methods. Based on the results of this study, it can be offered that the sampling regions of studies that will be held on organizational trust should be varied, doctoral dissertations should put more emphasis on the subject, school levels in which data will be collected and participant types should be diversified, research methods, models, study groups, data collection tools, data analysis should also be varied.