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
Date Written: 2010
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
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