The Critical Role of In-Group Collectivism and Humane Orientation for Employee Commitment and Satisfaction
32 Pages Posted: 15 Sep 2013
Date Written: September 13, 2013
This study examines the effect of collectivism and humane orientation, as organizational culture dimensions, upon employees’ organizational commitment and job satisfaction. A survey to 649 white collar workers from 78 organizations was run in Greece during the crisis and data were analyzed with partial least squares path modelling. The GLOBE project methodology was applied and our outcomes are discussed both in relation with international/ longitudinal findings and with contingency considerations in relation with the current Greek setting. As predicted, in-group collectivism and humane orientation lead to organizational commitment and job satisfaction. The value of in-group collectivism was also found to partially mediate the causal relationships between the practice of in-group collectivism and affective commitment, on the one hand, and job satisfaction on the other. The findings of this research have important theoretical and practical implications for managing people within turbulent macro environments.
Keywords: Organizational commitment, job satisfaction, organizational culture, in-group collectivism, humane orientation, GLOBE project, partial least squares
JEL Classification: M12, M14, M54
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