Analysis of the Relation between Subjective Career Success, Organizational Commitment and the Intention to Leave the Organization

Transylvanian Review of Administrative Sciences, no. 29E/2010, pp. 144-158

15 Pages Posted: 9 Feb 2014

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Pep Simo

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. BarcelonaTech

Mihaela Enache

Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC)

Jose Sallan

Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC)

Vicenc Fernandez

Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC)

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

This study proposes to analyze the relation between subjective success, the affective and continuance components of organizational commitment and the intention to leave the organization, in order to reflect the repercussions on organizational and individual levels. Despite the increasing importance of the organizational commitment and the relevance of subjective success in the current context of the professional careers, a gap exists in specialized literature. The hypotheses were tested by means of a structural equations model and it has been observed that individual perception of the success achieved in professional careers has a positive relation to affective commitment and a negative relation to employees’ continuance commitment. The relation between these two types of commitment and the intention to leave are those anticipated in the current literature. Finally, contextualising the present paradigm shift in psychological contracts and the profiles of a professional career, the implications of this study on human resources policies are considered and future lines of investigation are suggested.

Keywords: subjective career success, organizational commitment, intention to leave

JEL Classification: J24

Suggested Citation

Simo, Pep and Enache, Mihaela and Sallan, Jose and Fernandez, Vicenc, Analysis of the Relation between Subjective Career Success, Organizational Commitment and the Intention to Leave the Organization (2010). Transylvanian Review of Administrative Sciences, no. 29E/2010, pp. 144-158, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2392790

Pep Simo (Contact Author)

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. BarcelonaTech ( email )

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Barcelona, 08034
Spain

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Mihaela Enache

Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) ( email )

C. Jordi Girona, 31
Barcelona, 08034
Spain

Jose Sallan

Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) ( email )

C. Jordi Girona, 31
Barcelona, 08034
Spain

Vicenc Fernandez

Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) ( email )

C. Jordi Girona, 31
Barcelona, 08034
Spain

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