The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of perceived external prestige (PEP) on organizational identification in the context of a Greek public organization and to address the moderating role of gender in the relationship between PEP and organizational identification.
Data were obtained from a sample of 159 employees working in Citizens Service Centers. Analysis was conducted using moderated hierarchical regression analysis.
PEP is positively related with organizational identification (β=0.33, p<0.001). The influence of the interaction of PEP and gender on organizational identification is also supported (β=−0.29 p<0.05). In particular, the effect of PEP on organizational identification was stronger for men.
Limited inference to other private and public organizations because data are based on one public organization. The cross‐sectional analysis of the data cannot directly assess causality.
This is the first study to examine the moderating role of gender in the relationship between PEP and organizational identification.
Gkorezis, P., Mylonas, N. and Petridou, E. (2011), "The effect of perceived external prestige on Greek public employees' organizational identification: Gender as a moderator", Gender in Management, Vol. 26 No. 8, pp. 550-560. https://doi.org/10.1108/17542411111183875
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