Regulatory foci and organisational commitment


We use regulatory focus theory to derive specific predictions regarding the differential relationships between regulatory focus and commitment. We estimated a structural equation model using a sample of 520 private and public sector employees and found in line with our hypotheses that (a) promotion focus related more strongly to affective commitment than prevention focus, (b) prevention focus related more strongly to continuance commitment than promotion focus, (c) promotion and prevention focus had equally strong effects on normative commitment. Implications of these findings for the three-component model of commitment, especially the ‘dual nature’ of normative commitment, as well as implications for human resources management and leadership are discussed.

Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Work & Organisational Psychology
Additional Information: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of vocational behavior. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Markovits, Y, Ulrich, J, van Dick, R & Davis, AJ, 'Regulatory foci and organisational commitment' Journal of vocational behavior, vol. 73, no. 3 (2008) DOI
Publication ISSN: 1095-9084
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2023 10:15
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2009 16:01
Full Text Link: 10.1016/j.jvb.2008.09.004
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2008-12
Authors: Markovits, Yannis
Ulrich, Johannes
van Dick, Rolf
Davis, Ann J.



Version: Accepted Version

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