Assessing the extent to which career development impacts employee commitment: a case study of the ICT industry in Hong Kong

Chui, Joseph and Tong, Canon and Mula, Joseph M. (2007) Assessing the extent to which career development impacts employee commitment: a case study of the ICT industry in Hong Kong. In: ACIS 2007: 18th Australasian Conference on Information Systems:The 3 Rs: Research, Relevance and Rigour - Coming of Age, 5-7 Dec 2007, Toowoomba, Australia.

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Abstract

Many employee commitment studies have been undertaken recently in Mainland China that suggested necessary modifications should be made to the western traditional three-component commitment model to suit the Chinese context. This paper attempts to validate the generalizability of Wang’s five-component commitment model as well as its relationship with career development among 300 ICT professionals in Hong Kong. Results suggest that the five-component commitment model which included affective commitment, active continuance commitment, passive continuance commitment, normative commitment, and value commitment is better than the traditional three-component model for explaining employee commitment of ICT professionals in Hong Kong. The independent variable of perceived value of career development is found having an impact on all five components, particularly value commitment which is not regarded as an independent component in the traditional model. Demographics data such as age, gender, and tenure which are the antecedents of employee commitment do not display any correlations with employee commitment in this study.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Paper no. 79
Depositing User: Ms Wendy Huang
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2008 05:19
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:07
Uncontrolled Keywords: ICT; employee commitment; perceived value of career development
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150312 Organisational Planning and Management
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9102 Microeconomics > 910202 Human Capital Issues
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/4466

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