ERIC Number: ED276071
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-May
Reference Count: 0
Maintenance Communication and the Organizational Commitment of Dual-Career Employees.
Lay, Linda; DeWine, Sue
Focusing on the special needs of employees who are part of a two career couple, a study examined the (1) relationship between the employees' level of commitment to their employers and their perceptions of maintenance communication concerning dual career issues and (2) differences in organizational commitment between workers in dual and single career relationships. Subjects, 201 dual and 232 single career couple employees in a variety of organizations, completed an organizational commitment questionnaire (OCQ) and a survey measuring maintenance communication about dual career issues. Some of the dual career issues included job sharing, parental leave, flexible work hours, relocation, child care services, counseling and support programs, and career bargaining procedures. Findings showed no difference between the commitment levels of employees in single and dual career couples. However, data revealed a significant positive relationship between level of commitment and maintenance communication about dual career issues. This finding supports the hypothesis that increased attention by organizations in the interests of their dual career employees generates increased organizational commitment. (Sample organizational commitment and maintenance communication questionnaires are appended.) (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (36th, Chicago, IL, May 22-26, 1986). Appendices printed in small type.