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Master, Department of Educational Management, Faculty of Management and Economics, Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran


The aim of this study was to investigate the role of postgraduate education of the staff of the Central Organization of Islamic Azad University in improving organizational performance. The study method was descriptive-survey. The study population included all employees working in the central organization of Islamic Azad University in 2018, numbering 643 individuals. The sample size was determined based on Krejcie and Morgan (1970) table, 242 individuals were selected by stratified random sampling method. Data collection tools were demographic information questionnaire and Hershey and Goldsmith (1980) organizational performance questionnaire. Findings of this study showed that postgraduate education of employees is effective on organizational performance standards of the Central Organization of Islamic Azad University (P <0.05). Also, according to the staff of the Central Organization of Islamic Azad University, there is a significant difference between the current situation and the desired organizational performance (P <0.05). It is suggested that the educational organizations encourage employees to continue their education and use in-service training and organizational learning in order to increase the level of organizational performance.


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