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Appraising the Impact of Gender Differences on Organizational Commitment: Empirical Evidence from a Private SME in Iran

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Author(s): Ashkan Khalili | Arnifa Asmawi

Journal: International Journal of Business and Management
ISSN 1833-3850

Volume: 7;
Issue: 5;
Date: 2012;
Original page

ABSTRACT
Employee commitment is one of the most important elements that help organizations to achieve their goals. Thisstudy investigates the impact of gender differences on organizational commitment.108 employees of a privatesmall and medium enterprise (SME) company in Iran are randomly selected for this study. The organizationalcommitment instrument used in this research is adopted from the Allen and Meyer (1990) scale. Based on thisscale, three organizational factors (affective commitment, continuance commitment and normative commitment)are evaluated. The findings indicate that men and women have the same level of affective commitment,continuance commitment, and an overall organizational commitment. However results reveal that women have agreater level of normative commitment than men within the SME.
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