Affective commitment, employeecynicism, and work engagement

June M L Poon

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    This study examined the relationship between two work-related attitudes (affective organisational commitment and change cynicism) and work engagement using survey data from 92 employees of a company operating in Malaysia. Multiple regression analysis results showed that affective organisational commitment was positively related to work engagement. Change cynicism, however, was not directly related to work engagement but interacted with affective organisational commitment to predict work engagement. Specifically, change cynicism was negatively related to work engagement only among employees with low affective organisational commitment but not among those with high affective organisational commitment. The findings suggest that change cynicism does not have a detrimental effect on the work engagement of all employees, just those who are not affectively committed to their organisation. It is when employees are both uncommitted and cynical that employers should be the most concerned because work engagement appears to be at its lowest level under such a situation.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)47-62
    Number of pages16
    JournalSingapore Management Review
    Volume32
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010

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    Work engagement
    Affective commitment
    Affective organizational commitment
    Employees
    Cynicism
    Employers
    Multiple regression analysis
    Malaysia
    Survey data
    Organizational change

    Keywords

    • Affective commitment
    • Employee cynicism
    • Malaysia
    • Work engagement

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    • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)

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    In: Singapore Management Review, Vol. 32, No. 2, 06.2010, p. 47-62.

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