Antecedents of Organizational Commitment in a Chinese Construction Company

Journal of Business Ethics 109 (3):301-307 (2012)
This study examines the impact of various ethical climate types and job satisfaction on organizational commitment of 144 employees working at a Chinese private construction company. Both caring and independence climate types had a significant positive impact on organizational commitment. Instrumental climate had a significant negative impact on organizational commitment. Other climate types (professional, rules, and efficiency) had no significant impact on organizational commitment. Overall job satisfaction had a significant positive impact on organizational commitment. Overclaiming was significantly correlated with organizational commitment, caring climate, rules climate, and job satisfaction.
Keywords China  Ethical climate  Job satisfaction  Organizational commitment  Private construction company
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DOI 10.1007/s10551-011-1128-y
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