Measurement of work commitment in a part-time military organization

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Title:
Measurement of work commitment in a part-time military organization
Author:
Olsen, Eric Charles, 1955-
Issue Date:
1987
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The purpose of this thesis was to determine if culture was a significant determinate of commitment to one's work organization. The second objective was to develop a work commitment index that was not only comprehensive but minimized redundancy. This work commitment index contained items measuring values and traits associated with the Protestant Work Ethic, Job Involvement, and Organizational Commitment. A T-Test analysis indicated no significant differences in the levels of protestant work ethic or job involvement possessed by hispanic and white soldiers. Only in organizational commitment were levels significantly different, but multiple regression analysis did not support this difference after controlling for other variables. Some progress was made in the development of a comprehensive work commitment index that minimized redundancy. The theories used in this index are capturing three different facets of work commitment. There still exists some redundancy and overlap within and between measures, but at less excessive levels.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Work ethic.; Military service, Voluntary.; Organizational behavior.; Psychology, Industrial.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Management and Policy
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Torres, David L.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleMeasurement of work commitment in a part-time military organizationen_US
dc.creatorOlsen, Eric Charles, 1955-en_US
dc.contributor.authorOlsen, Eric Charles, 1955-en_US
dc.date.issued1987en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this thesis was to determine if culture was a significant determinate of commitment to one's work organization. The second objective was to develop a work commitment index that was not only comprehensive but minimized redundancy. This work commitment index contained items measuring values and traits associated with the Protestant Work Ethic, Job Involvement, and Organizational Commitment. A T-Test analysis indicated no significant differences in the levels of protestant work ethic or job involvement possessed by hispanic and white soldiers. Only in organizational commitment were levels significantly different, but multiple regression analysis did not support this difference after controlling for other variables. Some progress was made in the development of a comprehensive work commitment index that minimized redundancy. The theories used in this index are capturing three different facets of work commitment. There still exists some redundancy and overlap within and between measures, but at less excessive levels.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectWork ethic.en_US
dc.subjectMilitary service, Voluntary.en_US
dc.subjectOrganizational behavior.en_US
dc.subjectPsychology, Industrial.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineManagement and Policyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorTorres, David L.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1332478en_US
dc.identifier.oclc21358725en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17228086en_US
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