The combined influence of affective, continuance and normative commitment on employee withdrawal

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Abstract

In a sample of 288 hospital nurses, commitment profiles were compared to turnover intentions, job search behavior, work withdrawal (absenteeism and lateness) and job stress. Five empirically-derived commitment profiles emerged: highly committed, affective-normative dominant, continuance-normative dominant, continuance dominant, and uncommitted. Results indicated that the most positive work outcomes were associated with the affective-normative dominant profile which included lower turnover intentions and lower levels of psychological stress. There were no differences among the commitment groups for lateness, and unexpectedly, the continuance-normative dominant group had the lowest levels of absenteeism. It was suggested that future research focus on the combined influence of commitment on work outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-81
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Vocational Behavior
Volume74
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies
  • Applied Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

Keywords

  • Commitment profiles
  • Employee withdrawal
  • Job stress
  • Organizational commitment
  • Person-centered research
  • Work attitudes

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