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ERIC Number: EJ818507
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
Affective and Normative Commitment to Organization, Supervisor, and Coworkers: Do Collectivist Values Matter?
Wasti, S. Arzu; Can, Ozge
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v73 n3 p404-413 Dec 2008
Employees' commitment to their organization is increasingly recognized as comprising of different bases (affect-, obligation-, or cost-based) and different foci (e.g., supervisor, coworkers). Two studies investigated affective and normative commitment to the organization, supervisor and coworkers in the Turkish context. The results of Study 1 confirmed that employees differentiate between affect versus obligation-based commitment towards the organization, supervisor and coworkers. Study 2 tested the "cultural hypothesis" which argues for the moderating influence of collectivistic values on the relationship between person (local) commitments and organizational-level (global) outcomes. The results failed to support the cultural hypothesis and showed that commitment to organization was predictive of organizational-level outcomes (e.g., turnover intentions), and commitment to supervisor was predictive of supervisor-related outcomes (e.g., citizenship towards supervisor). These findings suggest that the influence of culture may be less straightforward and may require a more sophisticated measurement of the nature of relationships and organizational characteristics in general. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey