Career commitment in an organizational setting

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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


This dissertation investigates the determinants of career commitment in an organizational setting. It utilizes the results of a mailed survey sent to a sample of Salvation Army officers in the United States. A major portion of the work involves the examination of the commitment concept as a dependent variable. The emphasis is on social psychological predictors with a view to developing a predictive model suitable for screening and applicant evaluation. A path analytic strategy is employed to analyze the multivariate relationships. Included in the analysis is the decomposition of the effect of the predictors on the commitment variable. A reduced model emerges from the preliminary analysis and is itself subjected to analytic scrutiny.