//The Relation Between The Perceptions on The Empathy of The Leader and The Affective Commitment of The Members of The Orchestra

The Relation Between The Perceptions on The Empathy of The Leader and The Affective Commitment of The Members of The Orchestra

Rosana Ika Pramitasari, S.Psi., Minta Istono, S.Psi, M.Si. Gadjah Mada University, Sanata Dharma University

Abstract

This research was aimed to nd out the relation between the erceptions on the empathy of the leader and the affective commitment of the members of the orchestra. Affective commitment is the emotional bound that between the members and the organization, where the members identify the values and the aim of the organization, always want to contribute to the continuity of the organization and the existence of loyalty towards the organization. Emphatic leaders are leaders who recognize the mood and emotion of the members so that they feel as if they experience the events that happen to the members themselves. Therefore, there would be an appropriate emotional condition felt by the members to understand the state of mind of the other members. The research was conducted to 68 “permanent freelance” musicians who joined an Orchestra. The proposed hypothesis was that there was a positive and signi cant relationship between the perceptions on the empathy of the leader and the affective commitment of the members of the orchestra. The reliability of both scales was tested using the Alpha Cronbach technique, with 0.862 reliability coef cient for the perception on the empathy of the leader scale and 0.820 for the reliability coef cient for the affective commitment scale. The data analysis was conducted with the Pearson Product Moment correlation. The results of the research show that there is a 0.466 correlation, p = 0.000 (p < 0.01), which means that there is a positive and signi cant relation between the perception on the empathy of the leader and the affective commitment of the members of the orchestra.

Keywords: perception on the empathy of the leader; affective commitment

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