Determinants of Organizational Commitment Among Expatriates in Institutions of Higher Learning in Malaysia
Aizzat Mohd Nasurdin & Aurora C.Barcelona, 1997
No. 6/1997, ISSN938-1227-19,17 pages, RM 5.00
The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationships between demographic job characteristics and organizational climate variable and organizational commitment among academic expatriates in institutions of higher learning in Malaysia. Using correlation analysis, significant relationships were found between organizational commitment dimensions and respondent’s personal variables (gender, age, marital status, institutions, tenure, nationality and academic qualification),job characteristics (social and career opportunities), and organizational climate variables (structure, responsibility, reward, risk, warmth, support, standards, conflict and identity). Further analysis using stepwise regressions indicates that out of the seven independent variables, namely academic qualification, institution, position, career opportunities, structure, identity and risk that are significant enough to be in the regression model, only career opportunities in the job and the structure and risk dimension of organizational climates were able to explain a significant proportion of the variance in organizational commitment.