Relationship between retention factors and affective organisational commitment among knowledge workers in Malaysia

Nilufar Ahsan, David Yong Gun Fie, Yeap Peik Foong, Syed Shah Alam Syed Shah Alam

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Abstract

This research explores the issues that influence affective commitment among knowledge workers in Malaysia. The determinants of affective commitment among knowledge workers that have been examined from the Malaysian knowledge workers' perspective under this study including compensation, career opportunity, training and development, supervisor support, job autonomy, work life policies and skill varieties. A conceptual framework is constructed based on the retention factors and research hypothesis are then developed in order to focus attention on sets of factors that influences affective commitment among knowledge workers in Malaysia. Results of regression analyses revealed that all but supervisor support and skill variety were significant predictors of affective commitment among knowledge workers in Malaysia. Recommendations for future research are presented for industry bodies involved in supporting retention of knowledge workers in Malaysia. © 2013

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)903-922
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Business Economics and Management
Volume14
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013

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Keywords

  • affective commitment
  • knowledge workers
  • Malaysia
  • retention factors

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  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Economics and Econometrics

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Relationship between retention factors and affective organisational commitment among knowledge workers in Malaysia. / Ahsan, Nilufar; Fie, David Yong Gun; Foong, Yeap Peik; Syed Shah Alam, Syed Shah Alam.

In: Journal of Business Economics and Management, Vol. 14, No. 5, 11.2013, p. 903-922.

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