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ERIC Number: EJ818519
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
Regulatory Foci and Organizational Commitment
Markovits, Yannis; Ullrich, Johannes; van Dick, Rolf; Davis, Ann J.
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v73 n3 p485-489 Dec 2008
We use regulatory focus theory to derive specific predictions regarding the differential relationships between regulatory focus and commitment. We estimated a structural equation model using a sample of 520 private and public sector employees and found in line with our hypotheses that (a) promotion focus related more strongly to affective commitment than prevention focus, (b) prevention focus related more strongly to continuance commitment than promotion focus, (c) promotion and prevention focus had equally strong effects on normative commitment. Implications of these findings for the three-component model of commitment, especially the "dual nature" of normative commitment, as well as implications for human resources management and leadership are discussed. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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