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ERIC Number: EJ904317
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
Commitment Profiles: The Configural Effect of the Forms and Foci of Commitment on Work Outcomes
Tsoumbris, Petros; Xenikou, Athena
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v77 n3 p401-411 Dec 2010
This study is based upon the conceptual linking of the multidimensional and multi-focal nature of work-related commitment. The main aims of our study were to create, through K-means cluster analysis, commitment profiles based on the three components of organizational and occupational commitment, and to examine their joint effect on key work outcomes. One hundred and fifty seven working adults completed questionnaires measuring the three components of organizational and occupational commitment, and work outcomes. Our findings show (a) the incremental validity of occupational commitment in the prediction of work-related variables, (b) the compatibility of occupational and organizational commitment as reflected in the four form-oriented commitment profiles that emerged (highly committed, affective-normative dominant, continuance dominant, and non-committed), and (c) the positive effect of the highly committed profile (dually foci-committed employees with high AC, CC, and NC) on focal and discretionary behaviors. On a practical level, our results can foster the practice of management concerning control of withdrawal behaviors and development of desirable discretionary behaviors. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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