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Explaining IT professionals' organizational commitment based on age, gender, and personality trait factor
by Syed, Javaid A., Ph.D., Capella University, 2017, 148; 10263030
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of the present study was to test the Emotional Stability dimension of the Big Five factors of personality traits theory to predict or explain a relationship with Employee Organizational Commitment, when the relationship between Emotional Stability (ES) and Employee Organizational Commitment (EOC) was moderated by Gender and AgeGroup. Public domain secondary data from the General Social Survey were used in the study. The three age groups under investigation were Millennials, Generation X, and the Boomer generation. A hierarchical linear multiple regression model was applied to test the hypotheses. The statement of the omnibus null hypothesis (H 0) was that the Emotional Stability dimension of the Big Five factor model of personality traits theory did not have the ability to predict EOC. Main hypotheses stated that there was not a statistically significant relationship between the moderated independent variable (IV) and the dependent variable (DV). Results of the full model showed that the theory-testing null hypothesis (H0) was not supported (p < .05), and the Boomer generation contributed most to the DV (Beta = -.511). Recommendations were made for future research.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Livingood, Richard
Commitee: Chmura, Alan, Robinsonlind, Mary
School: Capella University
Department: School of Business and Technology
School Location: United States -- Minnesota
Source: DAI-B 78/08(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Social research, Behavioral psychology, Information Technology
Keywords: Emotional stability, Employee retention, Information technology, Organizational committment, Personality traits, Work place stress
Publication Number: 10263030
ISBN: 978-1-369-68461-2
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