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|Title||Impact of Personal & Organizational Factors on Freelancing/teleworking success "An Empirical Study on Translation Companies in Gaza Strip"|
|Title in Arabic||أثر العوامل الشخصية والتنظيمية على نجـاح العمـل الحـر : دراسة تطبيقية على شركات الترجمة العاملة في قطاع غزة|
This study aims to investigate how both Personal factors “Proactive Personality, Self-efficacy” and organizational factors “Trust, Work Flexibility, IT Infrastructure” contribute in achieving freelancing success and increasing job opportunities for graduate students in Gaza Strip. The study followed the descriptive analytical approach. Data were collected through a self-designed online questionnaire and the individual interview technique, the questionnaire distributed to the targeted population of the study. It was distributed to a sample of 200 freelance translators and facilitators in translation companies in Gaza Strip. A total of (153) questionnaire were collected and then analyzed using SPSS program. The results showed that translators have a high proactive personality & Self-efficacy, and most of them used translation CAT Tools. In addition, respondents put their trust in translation companies and there’s a significant relationship between work flexibility and Freelancing success. The results revealed the presence of a positive correlation between Personal factors that include (Proactive Personality & Self-efficacy) and Organizational factors that include (Trust, Work Flexibility and IT Infrastructure) and Freelancing success. Moreover, the results of regression analysis indicated that Personal & Organizational factors affect Freelancing success. Furthermore, the results indicate that there is no statistical differences in Personal & Organizational factors and Freelancing success due to demographic variables. The study recommended to spread the culture of Freelancing by considering it as a solution for unemployment in Gaza Strip. Moreover, creating a private site for Freelance translators such as (www.proz.com), in order to improve Palestinian market image. In addition to that, Universities should cooperate with international organizations along with private and governmental sectors to improve graduates' abilities and skills to make them competent for Freelancing. Furthermore, Freelancers should improve their personal and management skills and their skills in using CAT Tools to increase their productivity. At the last, it recommended academic institutions to introduce courses related to this field and train graduates on finding freelance jobs suit their skills.
|Publisher||الجامعة الإسلامية - غزة|
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