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The relationship between commitment and organizational culture, subculture, leadership style and job satisfaction in organizational change and development


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Title:The relationship between commitment and organizational culture, subculture, leadership style and job satisfaction in organizational change and development
Author(s):Peter Lok (University of New South Wales, Kensington, Australia), John Crawford (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia)
Citation:Peter Lok, John Crawford, "The relationship between commitment and organizational culture, subculture, leadership style and job satisfaction in organizational change and development", Emerald 20, (1999)
Keywords:Commitment, Job satisfaction, Leadership, Management styles, Organizational change, Organizational culture
Article type:Research paper
DOI:10.1108/01437739910302524 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:MCB UP Ltd
Abstract:The concept of organizational commitment has been examined extensively in organizational literature, yet the relationships between organizational culture, subculture and commitment have received little attention so far. Acknowledging the complexity and the multifaceted nature of antecedents involved in organizational commitment, it is still necessary to understand the dynamics of relationships between these variables. It was found that organizational subculture was more strongly related to commitment than was organizational culture. Satisfaction with the level of control over working environment had the highest correlation with the level of commitment. The leadership style variable, consideration, was also relatively strongly related to commitment when compared with other variables. There was a small positive association between age and commitment. However, participants’ level of education, years in position and years of experience failed to show any relationship with commitment.


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