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Organizational commitment, organizational support and social support : dual effects for contract workers

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by L Leveson, T Joiner
A major trend in current employment practices is to employ workers in contract positions. Against this background, the study reported in this paper investigated the dual commitment of contracted employees to their employing agency and to the client firm for whom they were contracted to work. One hundred and four employees in the Australian building industry were surveyed about their commitment to both their employing agency and the client building organization for which they were currently working. Organizational commitment (affective, continuance and normative), was measured using Allen and Meyer’s (1990) scale. The study also investigated the effects that perceived support from supervisors, co-workers and organizations had on employees’ commitment to the employing and client organizations. The results indicate that employees can feel committed to both the organizations although this commitment is engendered by different factors.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Editor

Kennedy J; Di Milia V

Parent Title

Proceedings of the 20th ANZAM Conference [electronic resource] : Management : pragmatism, philosophy, priorities

Start Page

1

End Page

17

Number of Pages

17

Start Date

01/01/2006

ISBN-10

1921047348

Location

Yeppoon, Qld.

Publisher

Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management

Place of Publication

Lindfield, NSW

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

International conference; School of Business;

Era Eligible

No

Name of Conference

Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management. International conference