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2011 Awards for Excellence
Article Type: 2011 Awards for Excellence From: Leadership & Organization Development Journal, Volume 33, Issue 1
The following article was selected for this year's Outstanding Paper Award for Leadership & Organization Development Journal
"Career satisfaction, organizational commitment, and turnover intention: the effects of goal orientation, organizational learning culture and developmental feedback''
Baek-Kyoo (Brian) JooDepartment of Business Administration, Winona State University, Winona, Minnesota, USASunyoung ParkDepartment of Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA
Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact of personal characteristics (goal orientation) and contextual characteristics (organizational learning culture and developmental feedback) on employees' career satisfaction, organizational commitment, and turnover intention.Design/methodology/approach - Subjects were drawn from four Fortune Global 500 companies in Korea. Descriptive statistics and hierarchical multiple regression analyses were used to explain the variance in outcome variables.Findings --The results indicate that career satisfaction is predicted by organizational learning culture and performance goal orientation. Organizational learning culture, developmental feedback, and learning goal orientation are the significant predictors of organizational commitment. Finally, organizational learning culture, career satisfaction, and organizational commitment turn out to be the predictors of turnover intention.Practical implications - By enhancing organizational learning culture and by considering goal orientation, human resource development/organization development practitioners could play important roles in improving organizational commitment, in career satisfaction, and in decreasing turnover.Originality/value - The theoretical contribution of this paper lies in its inclusive approach encompassing both the personal and contextual factors (such as organizational learning, leadership, and personality) on career and organizational commitment research. It is an interesting finding that while performance goal is associated with career satisfaction, learning goal orientation is related with organizational commitment.
Keywords Career development, Employee turnover, Job satisfaction, Learning organizations
This article originally appeared in Volume 31 Number 6, 2010, pp. 482-500, Leadership & Organization Development Journal
The following articles were selected for this year's Highly Commended Award
"The impact of executive coaching on self-efficacy related to management soft-skills''
Louis Baron and Lucie Morin
This article originally appeared in Volume 31 Number 1, 2010, Leadership & Organization Development Journal
"Leadership development: the key to unlocking individual creativity in organizations''
Jeffery D. Houghton and Trudy C. DiLiello
This article originally appeared in Volume 31 Number 3, 2010, Leadership & Organization Development Journal
"Attributing leadership personality and effectiveness from the leader's face: an exploratory study''
Eli Nana, Brad Jackson and Giles St J. Burch
This article originally appeared in Volume 31 Number 8, 2010, Leadership & Organization Development Journal