Lack of Commitment? Work Orientations of Finnish Employees in a European Comparison

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dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Sociology en
dc.contributor.author Turunen, Teemu
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-26T13:21:02Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-26T13:21:02Z
dc.date.issued 2014-06-12
dc.identifier.citation Turunen , T 2014 , ' Lack of Commitment? Work Orientations of Finnish Employees in a European Comparison ' , Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies , vol. 4 , no. 2 , pp. 65-83 . < http://rossy.ruc.dk/ojs/index.php/njwls/article/view/3865/2040 > en
dc.identifier.issn 2245-0157
dc.identifier.other PURE: 35502217
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: a19d274a-4d99-4b43-857d-42f5a507adf9
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/162977
dc.description.abstract It has been argued that individuals’ employment commitment, that is, their commitment to work in general is crucial in today’s labor markets where life-long employment relationships are less frequently offered by organizations. In addition, employees’ organizational commitment, that is, their commitment to their own organization is also vital for organizations and firms, affecting many areas of importance to them. This article asks how Finnish employees rank in both employment commitment and affective organizational commitment compared with employees in 15 other European countries. The data were collected in 2005–2007 through the International Social Survey Program (ISSP), Work Orientation Module III. The results show Finnish employees scoring below European averages in both types of commitment when employee-level and organization- level factors are taken into account. Employment commitment was highest in Norway and affec- tive organizational commitment highest in Portugal. The perceived intrinsic rewards of the job were the strongest predictor of employment and affective organizational commitment in most of the countries researched, increasing both these types of commitment. However, the perceived social relations between management and employees were found to be the most powerful determinant of affective organizational commitment in Finland, with perceived good relations adding to the affective organizational commitment of employees. The data were analyzed mainly by means of a general linear model procedure. en
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dc.language.iso eng
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dc.relation.uri http://rossy.ruc.dk/ojs/index.php/njwls/article/view/3865/2040
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dc.subject 5141 Sociology en
dc.title Lack of Commitment? Work Orientations of Finnish Employees in a European Comparison en
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dc.description.version Peer reviewed
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