The purpose of this study is to investigate the predictive relationships between happiness, fear of happiness and organizational commitment levels of administrative staff working in higher education. N=63 administrative staff working in a public university participated in the study. The research was conducted in relational survey design. As a data collection tool; one personal information form, "Fear Scale of Happiness", "Oxford Happiness Scale" and "Organizational Commitment Scale" is used. The return rate of distributed measurement inventory forms is 78.7%. SPSS and SmartPLS 3 programs were used in the analysis of the data. On the data; validity-reliability, factor and linearity analyzes were performed and hypothesis tests (Bootstrapping Method) were performed. At the end of the study, it was found that there is a meaningful and predictive relationship between the levels of happiness and fear of happiness of administrative staff and their emotional commitment to the organization. Moreover, it was understood that the emotional commitment of the staff to the organization significantly predicted the continuation commitment. Finally; The levels of happiness and fear of happiness, emotional commitment and continuation commitment of the administrative staff working in higher education predicted normative commitment levels to the organization. At the end of the study, some suggestions were made regarding the conclusions reached.
Higher education, Happiness, Fear of happiness, Organizational commitment, PLS-SEM