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Antecedents of Organizational Commitment in a Chinese Construction Company

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  • Weihui Fu

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  • Satish Deshpande

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    This study examines the impact of various ethical climate types and job satisfaction on organizational commitment of 144 employees working at a Chinese private construction company. Both caring and independence climate types had a significant positive impact on organizational commitment. Instrumental climate had a significant negative impact on organizational commitment. Other climate types (professional, rules, and efficiency) had no significant impact on organizational commitment. Overall job satisfaction had a significant positive impact on organizational commitment. Overclaiming was significantly correlated with organizational commitment, caring climate, rules climate, and job satisfaction. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Business Ethics.

    Volume (Year): 109 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 3 (September)
    Pages: 301-307

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:jbuset:v:109:y:2012:i:3:p:301-307

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    Keywords: China; Ethical climate; Job satisfaction; Organizational commitment; Private construction company;

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