Organizational commitment profiles and job satisfaction among Greek private and public sector employees


Recent research into organizational commitment has advocated a profiles-based approach. However, with the exception of Wasti, published findings are confined to North American samples. This article examines the relationships between organizational commitment profiles and job satisfaction in Greece. Greek organizations have rarely been the subject of detailed examination, so the study provides baseline information regarding levels of organizational commitment and job satisfaction in Greece. Both private sector (N = 1119) and public sector (N = 476) employees in Greece were surveyed, as this sectoral distinction is regularly associated with different patterns of job-related attitudes. The contrasts between Greek and Anglo-American values present a new challenge to the profiles approach. The results confirm the utility of the profiles approach to the study of organizational commitment. Affective organizational commitment was found to be most influential with respect to levels of intrinsic and extrinsic job satisfaction. This concurs with other studies of the behavioural outcomes of commitment. Copyright © 2007 Sage Publications.

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Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Work & Organisational Psychology
Uncontrolled Keywords: Greece,job satisfaction,organizational commitment profiles,private sector,public sector,Business and International Management,Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management,Cultural Studies
Publication ISSN: 1741-2838
Last Modified: 22 May 2024 07:08
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2009 16:00
Full Text Link: http://ccm.sage ... /content/7/1/77
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2007-12-01
Authors: Markovits, Yannis
Davis, Ann J. (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-9147-2529)
van Dick, Rolf



Version: Accepted Version

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