A multilevel model of affect and organizational commitment

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Author(s)

  • Yan Li
  • David Ahlstrom
  • Neal M. Ashkanasy

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Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-213
Journal / PublicationAsia Pacific Journal of Management
Volume27
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010

Abstract

This multilevel study investigates affective antecedents of organizational commitment. 230 individuals from 56 working groups were surveyed in eight mainland Chinese firms. The results showed that frequently experienced feelings of guilt and determination in organizations were positively related to increased organizational commitment. In addition, the increase of intragroup relationship conflict strengthened the negative association between chaotic emotions and organizational commitment. The findings suggest that the overall commitment to an organization is related to certain emotions in an organizational setting. This study, which employed a large sample from mainland China, proved consistent with past theory and empirical evidence from the West. A multilevel model of affective events theory with wide applicability is correspondingly proposed. © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.

Research Area(s)

  • Affective events theory, China, Emotion, Multilevel analysis, Organizational commitment

Citation Format(s)

A multilevel model of affect and organizational commitment. / Li, Yan; Ahlstrom, David; Ashkanasy, Neal M.

In: Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Vol. 27, No. 2, 06.2010, p. 193-213.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review