Title

Organizational career growth and subsequent voice behavior: The role of affective commitment and gender

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

6-2014

Abstract

Although research has established a connection between career growth and turnover intentions, there continues to be a need to study how employee career growth contributes positively to organizations. In the present research, we studied in particular how employees organizational career growth is related to voice behavior. Employing theories of social exchange, organization-based self-esteem, and psychological attachment, we developed six hypotheses pertinent to this relationship, including the mediating role of affective organizational commitment and the moderating effect of gender. We tested our hypotheses using data from 328 employees in Mainland China over three time periods. As we hypothesized, we found positive relationships between the three dimensions of organizational career growth and subsequent voice behavior. Our results also verified that these relationships are partially mediated by affective organizational commitment and partially moderated by gender. (C) 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Keywords

Organizational career growth, Career development, Voice behavior, Organizational commitment, Gender differences

Discipline

Human Resources Management | Organizational Behavior and Theory

Research Areas

Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources

Publication

Journal of Vocational Behavior

Volume

84

Issue

3

First Page

431

Last Page

441

ISSN

0001-8791

Identifier

10.1016/j.jvb.2014.03.004

Publisher

Elsevier

Additional URL

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2014.03.004

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