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Age, Tenure, Resources for Control, and Organizational Commitment


  • Ted M. Brimeyer
  • Robert Perrucci
  • Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth


A higher level of organizational commitment for older and more experienced workers has primarily been explained via exchange theory or a cohort effect. We use an agency-structure framework to explain that higher levels of commitment result from feelings of control in the workplace. Copyright (c) 2010 by the Southwestern Social Science Association.

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  • Ted M. Brimeyer & Robert Perrucci & Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, 2010. "Age, Tenure, Resources for Control, and Organizational Commitment," Social Science Quarterly, Southwestern Social Science Association, vol. 91(2), pages 511-530.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:socsci:v:91:y:2010:i:2:p:511-530

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    1. Taylor, Frederick Winslow, 1911. "The Principles of Scientific Management," History of Economic Thought Books, McMaster University Archive for the History of Economic Thought, number taylor1911.
    2. Allen, Natalie J. & Meyer, John P., 1993. "Organizational commitment: Evidence of career stage effects?," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 26(1), pages 49-61, January.
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    1. Yucel, Ilhami & McMillan, Amy & Richard, Orlando C., 2014. "Does CEO transformational leadership influence top executive normative commitment?," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 67(6), pages 1170-1177.

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