This study examined the relationship between organizational commitment and nonwork participation using a multidimensional approach. Female nursing staff of two hospitals in western Canada were surveyed and a total of 227 useable questionnaires were returned for a response rate of 47%. The affective, continuance, and normative dimensions of organizational commitment were measured. The nonwork variables included personal resource enrichment and depletion from nonwork participation, work interference with nonwork, organizational support for nonwork, and personal strategies used to manage multiple domains. Although the nonwork variables explained a significant percentage of the variance for all three dimensions of organizational commitment, their individual contributions differed across the dimensions. Continued attention both to nonwork participation and to the various dimensions of organizational commitment was recommended in future research.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Psychology
- Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
- Life-span and Life-course Studies