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Exploring organizational commitment among the generation Y workforce

Lim, Yu Lin and Johari, Husna (2012) Exploring organizational commitment among the generation Y workforce. In: International Conference on Management, Economics and Finance (ICMEF 2012), 15th - 16th October 2012, Hilton Hotel, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.

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In developing the right path for organizations, one of the challenges that leaders are facing nowadays is managing workforce diversity. Although organizations have become more accommodating to change, organizational change is still very risky and this may affect organizational commitment of employees. In this respect, when employees perceived uncertainty in organizational change, there will be creation of occupational stress, which lowers employees’ organizational commitment and job satisfaction, thus intensifies the intention to leave. Since understanding organizational commitment is essential to managing an organization in improving overall performance, this study investigated the influence of personal factor on the employees’ organizational commitment. In this respect, this study focused on the relationship between personal factor (personality) and organizational commitment (affective, continuance and normative) among the Generation Y non managerial employees in the Malaysian context. Using a self-administered survey, a random sample of 400 respondents was chosen from the various service organizations in few states within Peninsular Malaysia. The findings showed that personality significantly influenced organizational commitment. Based on the research findings, theoretical and practical implications are discussed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN: 978-967-5705-09-0
Uncontrolled Keywords: Organizational commitment, personality traits, workforce diversity, generation Y.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: School of Economics, Finance & Banking
Depositing User: Prof. Madya Dr. Husna Johari
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2014 01:54
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 04:45
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/12333

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