American Journal of Applied Sciences

Antecedents and Outcomes of Organisational Commitment among Malaysian Engineers

Rajendran Muthuveloo and Raduan C. Rose

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2005.1095.1100

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 2, Issue 6

Pages 1095-1100

Abstract

This study explores the major factors contributing to organizational commitment among engineers in Malaysia. It identifies the effects of certain antecedents on organizational commitment and evaluates the impact of organizational commitment to organizational outcomes. From the literature review, a theoretical foundation for the study was compiled and two hypotheses were established. Firstly, positive employee perception leads to higher organizational commitment. Secondly, higher organizational commitment brings positive organizational outcomes. A questionnaire survey of Malaysian engineers established that employee perception and attitudinal characteristics have a significant influence on organizational commitment, while organizational commitment and behavioral characteristics directly affect organizational outcomes. The research demonstrates that positive employee perception enhances organizational commitment, which, in turn, leads to positive organizational outcomes.

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© 2005 Rajendran Muthuveloo and Raduan C. Rose. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.