Work values and organizational commitment: a study in the Asian context

Joseph M. Putti, Samuel Aryee, Kim Liang Tan

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This paper seeks to investigate the association between work values and organizational commitment in the Asian context. Two major dimensions of work values, that is, intrinsic and extrinsic, were derived from a factor analysis of Wollack et al.'s scale. Organizational commitment was defined in terms of an individual's degree of identification and involvement in the work organization. This variable was measured using Porter et al.'s scale. The analysis suggested that intrinsic work values relate more closely to organizational commitment than either the global measure of work values or extrinsic work values.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)275-288
Number of pages14
JournalHuman Relations
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 1989


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