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Strategic training practices, effective organizational commitment, and turnover intention: the mediating role of psychological contract

Mohamad Amin, Salmiah and Wan Ismail, Wan Khairuzzaman and Ungku Ahmad, Ungku Norulkamar and R., Anvari (2010) Strategic training practices, effective organizational commitment, and turnover intention: the mediating role of psychological contract. African Journal Of Business Management, 4 (15). 3391 -3405. ISSN 1993-8233

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This paper aims at determining the relationships among psychological contracts, affective organizational commitment, and three dimensions of personal needs assessment in strategic training (that is, motivation to learn, perceived support, and training attitudes). The study sample comprised 301 employees from universities of medical sciences in Iran. Multiple and simple linear regression and path analysis were used to test the direct and mediated relationships among the variables. The survey results further demonstrated that psychological contract is a partial mediator between strategic training practices and effective organizational commitment. This study highlights the importance of strategic need assessment in order to foster affective organizational commitment. These findings have important practical and theoretical implications. Firstly, managers will not be able to foster effective commitment through human resource practices unless they recognize and appreciate which needs are valued by employees. Secondly, the results provide evidence in favor of managerial interventions aimed at enhancing affective organizational commitment and, consequently, minimizing the negative effects of an actual turnover in the universities of medical sciences in Iran.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:motivation to learn, training attitudes, perceived support, effective organizational commitment, psychological contract, turnover intention.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions:Management and Human Resource Development (Formerly known)
ID Code:26611
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:18 Jul 2012 03:33
Last Modified:25 Aug 2014 00:53

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