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Development and Validation of a commitment to organizational career scale: At the crossroads of individuals’ career aspirations and organizations’ needs

Lapointe, Émilie, Vandenberghe, Christian, Mignonac, Karim, Panaccio, Alexandra and Schwarz, Gary (2019) Development and Validation of a commitment to organizational career scale: At the crossroads of individuals’ career aspirations and organizations’ needs. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology (n°92). pp. 897-930.

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Identification Number : 10.1111/joop.12273

Abstract

This paper introduces the construct of commitment to organizational career (COC). Conceptualized as a specific form of goal commitment, COC reflects an individual's commitment to the goal of pursuing a long and successful career in an organization. We developed a 5?item measure of COC and examined its validity and reliability in four studies involving employees from diverse organizations and occupations (Ns = 312, 187, 199, 309). We explore COC's distinctiveness from related constructs, including organizational commitment components (i.e., affective, normative, and continuance subdimensions) and career commitment, as well as its ability to predict turnover intention and voluntary turnover. Finally, we examine COC's antecedents and specify boundary conditions to its relationship to turnover. Overall, results support the reliability and validity of the COC measure. We discuss how COC contributes to generate promising research avenues for the career and commitment literatures.

Item Type: Article
Language: English
Date: 28 May 2019
Refereed: Yes
Place of Publication: Oxford
Uncontrolled Keywords: Commitment to organizational, career organizational, commitment turnover
Subjects: C- GESTION
Divisions: TSM Research (Toulouse)
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2021 11:01
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2021 12:16
OAI Identifier: oai:tsm.fr:2691
URI: http://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/42190

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