This study investigates the role of various dimensions of organizational commitment and job satisfaction in predicting various attitudes toward organizational change in a non‐western work setting. The study uses a sample of 474 employees in 30 organizations in the United Arab Emirates. Path analysis results reveal that employees’ affective and behavioral tendency attitudes toward organizational change increase with the increase in affective commitment, and that continuance commitment (low perceived alternatives) directly and negatively influences cognitive attitudes toward change. Results further show that affective commitment mediates the influences of satisfaction with working conditions, pay, supervision and security on both affective and behavioral tendency attitudes toward change. Continuance commitment (low perceived alternatives) mediates the influences of satisfaction with pay on cognitive attitudes toward change. Satisfaction with various facets of the job directly and positively influences different dimensions of organizational commitment. Implications, limitations and lines of future research are discussed.
Yousef, D. (2000), "Organizational commitment and job satisfaction as predictors of attitudes toward organizational change in a non‐western setting", Personnel Review, Vol. 29 No. 5, pp. 567-592. https://doi.org/10.1108/00483480010296401Download as .RIS
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