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ERIC Number: EJ904327
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
The Relationship between Career Growth and Organizational Commitment
Weng, Qingxiong; McElroy, James C.; Morrow, Paula C.; Liu, Rongzhi
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v77 n3 p391-400 Dec 2010
This research examines the relationship between employees' career growth and organizational commitment. Career growth was conceptualized by four factors: career goal progress, professional ability development, promotion speed and remuneration growth, while organizational commitment was conceptualized using Meyer and Allen's (1997) three component model. Survey data, collected from 961 employees in 10 cities in the People's Republic of China, showed that the four dimensions of career growth were positively related to affective commitment, and that three of the facets were positively related to continuance and normative commitment. Only three of eighteen two-way interactions among the career growth factors affected organizational commitment, suggesting that the career growth factors influence commitment in an additive rather than a multiplicative manner. Results focus on how career growth can be used to manage organizational commitment. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China