The aim of this study is to examine the moderator role of work stress in the effect of safety culture on organizational commitment behavior in organizations. For this purpose, the study was carried out by reaching the academicians working in the faculties of technical universities in Istanbul that train graduates who can become occupational safety specialists, by means of survey data collection method. The sample of the pilot study consists of 84 people. It is thought that this study will contribute to the literature, since the safety culture, which has become increasingly important in working life, has not yet been given enough space in the field of organizational behavior. The collected data were analyzed with the SPSS 22.0 program. Factor analysis and reliability analysis were applied to the scales. Hierarchical regression analysis was applied while examining the effect of safety culture on organizational commitment sub-dimensions in the mediation of work stress. According to the results of the analysis, it was seen that work stress has a moderator role in the affective and continuance commitment dimensions of the effect of safety culture on organizational commitment.
Keywords: Safety culture, work stress, organizational commitment, organizational culture