The purpose of this research is examining Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral dimensions, which are sub-dimensions of Organizational cynicism, of the civil servants working in the Provincial Directorate of Youth Services and Sports (PDYSS) in Marmara region in terms of different variables. Convenience sampling model which is one of the descriptive research methods was used in the research. The sample of the research is composed of 605 civil servants working in 11 PDYSSs in the Marmara Region. The "Organizational Cynicism Scale" developed by Brandes, Dhalwadkar and Dean (1999) and adapted to Turkish by Gamze Kalağan (2009) was used as data collection tool in the research. Independent t-test was used to determine whether there was any difference according to the levels of gender and marital status and organizational cynicism sub-dimensions in the analysis of data, and Variance Analysis (ANOVA) was used according to educational status scores. One of the Post Hoc tests, the Tukey test, was used in order to determine among which groups was that significant difference observed among the levels of education levels. Finally, Pearson correlation analysis was performed to determine the linear relationship among the variables. According to the results of the research, it was found that there was difference between organizational cynicism sub-dimensions and educational status of PDYSS civil servants; however there was no significant difference between gender and marital status.
Keywords: Cynicism, Organizational Cynicism, Cognitive Dimension, Affective Attachment, Behavioral Dimension