A multilevel model of affect and organizational commitment
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AbstractThis multilevel study investigates affective antecedents of organizational commitment. 230 individuals from 56 working groups were surveyed in eight mainland Chinese firms. The results showed that frequently experienced feelings of guilt and determination in organizations were positively related to increased organizational commitment. In addition, the increase of intragroup relationship conflict strengthened the negative association between chaotic emotions and organizational commitment. The findings suggest that the overall commitment to an organization is related to certain emotions in an organizational setting. This study, which employed a large sample from mainland China, proved consistent with past theory and empirical evidence from the West. A multilevel model of affective events theory with wide applicability is correspondingly proposed.
All Author(s) ListLi Y, Ahlstrom D, Ashkanasy NM
Journal nameAsia Pacific Journal of Management
Year2010
Month6
Day1
Volume Number27
Issue Number2
PublisherSpringer Verlag (Germany)
Pages193 - 213
ISSN0217-4561
eISSN1572-9958
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsAffective events theory; China; Emotion; Multilevel analysis; Organizational commitment
Web of Science Subject CategoriesBusiness & Economics; Management; MANAGEMENT

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