Commitment to organization or profession? : the case of Hong Kong electrical engineers

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Commitment to organization or profession? : the case of Hong Kong electrical engineers


Author: Yeung, Loi-fat
Title: Commitment to organization or profession? : the case of Hong Kong electrical engineers
Degree: M.Sc.
Year: 1999
Subject: Electric engineers -- China -- Hong Kong -- Psychology
Organizational commitment -- China -- Hong Kong
Organizational behavior -- China -- Hong Kong
Chinese -- China -- Hong Kong
Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Department: Multi-disciplinary Studies
Dept. of Management
Pages: v, 83, [15] leaves ; 31 cm
Language: English
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Abstract: Many studies focusing on the compatibility of organizational commitment and other types of commitment such as professional commitment and union commitment were conducted in the West. Little was done locally. This situation triggered the author's desire to conduct this survey to investigate the organizational commitment and professional commitment of Hong Kong electrical engineers of the Chinese origin. Results indicate that both affective organizational commitment and affective professional commitment are prominent among the respective components of commitment and no electrical engineers older than 50 was found to exhibit low affective professional commitment. The respondents' commitment to their organization was moderate high despite that they were committed to their profession as engineers. The findings on the antecedents of commitments are in general in line with previous findings except that age and marital status were found not to correlate with continuance commitments. Electrical engineers in private and public sectors were comparably committed to both types of commitment. Multiple regression analysis reveals that organizational commitment and professional commitment could be explained by age, marital status, parenthood status, tenure, type of organization and job satisfaction, but to different extents in which job satisfaction had been the most important antecedent. In addition, job performance was found to be correlated with both types of affective commitment.

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