Countering the trend towards careerist orientation in the age of downsizing: test of a social exchange model

Samuel Aryee, Zhen X. Chen

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Abstract

Predicated on the assumption that employee careerist orientation resulting from organizational actions to cut costs constitutes a potential threat to their long-term profitability and success, this study proposed and tested a social exchange model of careerist orientation in the People's Republic of China. Specifically, it was hypothesized that organizational justice and career growth opportunities will be related to careerist orientation, but the relationship will be mediated by trust in employer. Structural equation modeling results provided support for the model. Trust in organization fully mediated the relationship between careerist orientation and its antecedents.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)321-328
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Business Research
Volume57
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2004

Keywords

  • employee
  • careerist orientation
  • cut costs
  • long-term profitability
  • China
  • organizational justice
  • career growth opportunities

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