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Antecedents and Outcomes of Organisational Commitment among Malaysian Engineers

Rajendran Muthuveloo1 and Raduan Che Rose2
  • 1 Flat 3, 15 Breakspears Road, Brockley, London SE4 1XW, United Kingdom
  • 2 Graduate School of Management, University Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor Darulehsan, Malaysia

Abstract

This study explores the major factors contributing to organizational commitment among engineers in Malaysia. It identifies the effects of certain antecedents on organizational commitment and evaluates the impact of organizational commitment to organizational outcomes. From the literature review, a theoretical foundation for the study was compiled and two hypotheses were established. Firstly, positive employee perception leads to higher organizational commitment. Secondly, higher organizational commitment brings positive organizational outcomes. A questionnaire survey of Malaysian engineers established that employee perception and attitudinal characteristics have a significant influence on organizational commitment, while organizational commitment and behavioral characteristics directly affect organizational outcomes. The research demonstrates that positive employee perception enhances organizational commitment, which, in turn, leads to positive organizational outcomes.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 2 No. 6, 2005, 1095-1100

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2005.1095.1100

Submitted On: 11 May 2005 Published On: 30 June 2005

How to Cite: Muthuveloo, R. & Rose, R. C. (2005). Antecedents and Outcomes of Organisational Commitment among Malaysian Engineers. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 2(6), 1095-1100. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2005.1095.1100

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Keywords

  • Employee perception
  • organizational commitment
  • organizational outcomes