Validating the dimensionality of Porter et al.'s measurement of organizational commitment in a non-Western culture setting

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Abstract

The present study seeks to validate the dimensionality of the measurement of organizational commitment construct as conceptualized by Porter and his colleagues, using a confirmatory factor analysis. Two independent samples drawn from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were used in this study. The first sample consisted of 430 employees, while the second sample consisted of 567 employees. The empirical results suggest that the fifteen-item Organizational Commitment Questionnaire (OCQ), as conceptualized by Porter and his colleagues, is a multi-dimensional measure of organizational commitment. The findings of the present study corroborate those of a number of Western studies, despite the fact that it was carried out in a non-Western setting which differs in many ways from the Western settings. The results of this study could be applicable in cultures similar to that of the UAE. Limitations, implications and lines of future research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1067-1079
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
Volume14
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2003
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Confirmatory factor analysis
  • Non-Western culture
  • OCQ
  • Organizational behaviour
  • Organizational commitment
  • United Arab Emirates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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