Commitment to Organization Versus Commitment to Profession: Conflict or Compatibility?

Nik Mutasim Ab. Rahman, Mohd. Hizam Hanafiah

Abstract


There has been an interesting debate in organizational behavior literature on whether conflict or compatibility characterizes the relationship between employees' commitment to the organization and their commitment to the profession. To address this issue, a survey was conducted on a sample of research scientists in research institutions in the Klang Valley of Malaysia. Based Oil the analysis involving a sample size of 545 research scientists, the findings confirmed the assumption that there is no conflict between these concepts. A significant relationship exists between commitment to profession and the affective, continuance and normative dimensions of commitment to the organization (coefficients of 0.43, O. J 5, and 0.52 respectively). In other words, the results suggest that commitment to organization is compatible with commitment to profession. The outcome of the survey further suggests the relevance of assessing the relationship in the context of multidimensionality of, not only organizational commitment, but also of commitment to profession.

Abstrak

Terdapat perbincangan menarik dalam literatur kelakuan organisasi mengenai sama ada wujud konflik atau keserasian dalam perkaitan antara komitmen pekerja terhadap organisasi dengan komitmen mereka terhadap profesyen. Bagi nienangani isu ini, satu survei telali dibuat ke atas satu sampel saintis yang bekerja di institusi-institusi penyelidikan di Letnbali Klang, Malaysia. Berdasarkan analisis yang melibatkan satu sai: sampel terdiri daripada 545 saintis, dapatan kajian mengesahkan andaian bahawa tidak wujud konflik antara kedua-dua konsep. Hubungan yang signifikan didapati antara koniitmen terhadap profesyen dengan dirnensi afekiif, 'continuance' dan normatif komittnen terhadap organisasi (masing-masing dengan koefisien 0.43, 0.15, dan 0.52). Dengan. lain perkataan, hasil kajian mencadangkan bahawa komitmen pekerja terhadap organisasi adalali selari dengan koniitmen pekerja terhadap profesyen. Hasil kajian seterusnva mencadangkan kerelevenan menilai hubungan tersebut dalatn konteks kepelbagaian dimensi, bukan sahaja komitnien terhadap organisasi, bahkanjuga komitmen terhadap profesyen


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