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

Authors:
June M. L. Poon
Published Online:
05 Feb 2014
DOI:
10.1080/00207594.2013.768768
Pages:
1148-1155
Volume/Issue No:
Volume 48 Issue 6

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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.

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