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Title: Multiple foci and bases of commitment in a Chinese workforce
Authors: Chan, AW 
Snape, E
Redman, T
Keywords: Affective commitment
China
Instrumental commitment
Multiple commitments
Organizational citizenship behaviour
Union citizenship behaviour
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Source: International journal of human resource management, 2011, v. 22, no. 16, p. 3290-3304 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of human resource management 
Abstract: We evaluate the contribution of multiple foci and bases of commitment in explaining work attitudes and behaviours in a Chinese workforce. Findings suggest that the organization, supervisor, co-workers and the union were seen by respondents as separate commitment foci, along with both the affective and instrumental bases. Affective commitments were related differently to organizational and union citizenship behaviours and withdrawal cognitions, providing some evidence of a matching of focal commitments and outcomes. Instrumental commitments were less successful in predicting outcomes, apart from organizational withdrawal cognitions. Our findings provide additional evidence on the utility of the multiple commitments perspective in the Chinese context, extending previous studies to include union commitment and providing some initial support for the inclusion of instrumental-based commitments.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/15532
ISSN: 0958-5192
EISSN: 1466-4399
DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2011.586866
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