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ERIC Number: EJ825922
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
The Combined Influence of Affective, Continuance and Normative Commitment on Employee Withdrawal
Somers, Mark John
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v74 n1 p75-81 Feb 2009
In a sample of 288 hospital nurses, commitment profiles were compared to turnover intentions, job search behavior, work withdrawal (absenteeism and lateness) and job stress. Five empirically-derived commitment profiles emerged: highly committed, affective-normative dominant, continuance-normative dominant, continuance dominant, and uncommitted. Results indicated that the most positive work outcomes were associated with the affective-normative dominant profile which included lower turnover intentions and lower levels of psychological stress. There were no differences among the commitment groups for lateness, and unexpectedly, the continuance-normative dominant group had the lowest levels of absenteeism. It was suggested that future research focus on the combined influence of commitment on work outcomes. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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