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INVOLVEMENT OF EMPLOYEES AND THEIR PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS IN SAUDI CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES

International Journal of Commerce and Management

ISSN: 1056-9219

Article publication date: 1 March 2000

Abstract

The investigator of this study examined organizational involvement of employees in Saudi construction companies and a random sample was drawn from the participating companies in Riyadh and Dammam. Employees' levels of involvement in the construction companies, were compared on the basis of their personal characteristics. The sample was divided into two groups on the basis of employees' personal characteristics such as education, organizational tenure, pay, rank, and age. The results showed that there was a difference in the level of organizational involvement between employees on the basis of their five personal characteristics included in this study. Further, the findings of this study showed that the levels of employees' involvement in the construction companies differed as their personal characteristics differed. Employees with a low level of education showed a higher level of organizational involvement than did employees with a high level of education. Employees with long organizational tenure reported a higher level of involvement than did employees with short organizational tenure. Also, employees with a high salary showed a higher level of involvement than did employees with a low salary. Old employees showed a higher level of organizational involvement than young employees. High ranking employees showed a higher level of organizational involvement than did employees with a low rank.

Citation

AlKahtani, A.S. (2000), "INVOLVEMENT OF EMPLOYEES AND THEIR PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS IN SAUDI CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES", International Journal of Commerce and Management, Vol. 10 No. 3/4, pp. 67-78. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb047410

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