Assessing affective commitment in the three-component model and the two factor theory : a comparison between the theories of Meyer and Allen and Herzberg, Mausner and Snyderman

Kaptijn, Rianne (2009) Assessing affective commitment in the three-component model and the two factor theory : a comparison between the theories of Meyer and Allen and Herzberg, Mausner and Snyderman.

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Abstract:The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the empirical evidence concerning affective commitment by assessing the three-component model (Meyer & Allen, 1991) and the two factor theory (Herzberg, Mausner & Snyderman, 1959). Using survey data from 167 stores and 4112 employees from Poland and 191 stores and 6136 employees from the Czech Republic it is found that the three-component model predicts the simple and mediating effects reasonably well. Especially work experiences appear to have a large influence on affective commitment. The interaction effects from both theories were found antagonistic using this data. The model does not fit the data when all confirmed hypotheses are combined to one model. There were no higher order effects, neither from supermarket nor country. For future research a conceptual model with better defined constructs and sub constructs, that are more compatible with the hygiene and comfort factors, would be fruitful.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:GW: Behavioural Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/58895
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