Organisational commitment in the banking sector in Jordan: An Empirical Investigation

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Author Al Shaikh, Fuad Najib en_US
Available date 2009-11-25T12:43:47Z en_US
Publication Date 1995 en_US
Citation Journal of Administrative Sciences and Economics, 1995, Vol. 6, Pages 3-15. en_US
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10576/6932 en_US
Abstract This study investigates organisational commitment of employees in the context of Jordanian banking industry. It aims at exploring this concept and identifying the factors that may influence it. Commitment was measured by using the Organisational Commitment Questionnaire (OCQ). Additional questions about background characteristics of subjects were also included in the questionnaire. The questionnaire was distributed to 250 subjects and 144 usable responses were used. The most salient findings of this study are: 1. Bankers in Jordan are committed to their organisation. The results do not reveal any significant differences between Jordanian bankers and their counterparts in other countries in terms of level of organisational commitment. 2. Old, high salaried and experiences bankers are more committed than young low salaried and unexperienced bankers. This indicates that Jordanian bankers express the side-bet theory of commitment (calculative commitment) in which individuals exchange commitment for economic rewards or inducements. 3. Female bankers are less committed than their male counterparts. en_US
Language en en_US
Publisher Qatar University en_US
Subject Economics en_US
Title Organisational commitment in the banking sector in Jordan: An Empirical Investigation en_US
Type Article en_US
Pagination 3-15 en_US
Volume Number 6 en_US


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