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ERIC Number: EJ897550
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
Organizational and Occupational Commitment in Relation to Bridge Employment and Retirement Intentions
Jones, David A.; McIntosh, Barbara R.
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v77 n2 p290-303 Oct 2010
Understanding the antecedents to retirement and bridge employment is important to older-aged adults who seek ways to smoothly transition to full retirement, and to organizations that benefit from retaining their highly skilled and most experienced workers, especially in occupations for which labor shortages are projected. We tested the effects of affective, continuance, and normative commitment to organizations and to occupations on older-aged pharmacists' (N = 294) intentions to fully retire and to pursue three types of bridge employment. As hypothesized, criteria that were more organizationally focused (e.g., bridge employment in the same organization) were predicted more strongly by organizational, rather than occupational, commitment. For one type of bridge employment that was more occupationally focused-bridge employment in a different field-the hypothesized differential effects were supported, such that it was predicted more strongly by occupational, rather than organizational, commitment. We discuss the implications of our findings for theory, research, and practice. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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