Relationships among perceived career support, affective commitment, and work engagement

June M L Poon

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    Abstract

    This study sought to test the predictive effects of perceived career support and affective commitment on work engagement. It was hypothesized that perceived career support would relate positively to work engagement and this relationship would be transmitted through affective commitment. Survey data were collected from 115 full-time employees enrolled as part-time graduate students in a large public university in Malaysia. Multiple regression analysis yielded results indicating that the relationship between perceived career support and work engagement was mediated by affective commitment. This finding suggests that employers can promote employee work engagement by ensuring employees perceive their organization to be supportive of their career and increasing employees' level of affective commitment.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1148-1155
    Number of pages8
    JournalInternational Journal of Psychology
    Volume48
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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    Malaysia
    Regression Analysis
    Students
    Employees
    Affective
    Surveys and Questionnaires
    Employers
    Graduate Students
    Public Universities
    Multiple Regression
    Survey Data

    Keywords

    • Affective commitment
    • Perceived career support
    • Work engagement, Malaysia

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Psychology(all)
    • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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    Relationships among perceived career support, affective commitment, and work engagement. / Poon, June M L.

    In: International Journal of Psychology, Vol. 48, No. 6, 2013, p. 1148-1155.

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