An empirical assessment: Reconstructed model for five universal forms of work commitment

Anat Freund, Abraham Carmeli

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This study examined the relationships between five work commitments: Protestant work ethic, career commitment, job involvement, continuance commitment and affective commitment. Based on Morrow's concept of five universal forms of commitment, their inter-relationships were tested in regard to a population of lawyers either employed by, or partners in law firms. The results presented a reconstructed model The following findings were unique to this reconstructed model: job involvement and career commitment appeared as mediating variables, although, unlike previous models, job involvement was found to be directly related to affective commitment. Furthermore, career commitment was shown to be directly related only to continuous commitment and not to affective commitment. The significance of these findings is discussed in regards to the studied population as well as to further investigations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)708-725
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Managerial Psychology
Issue number7-8
StatePublished - 2003


  • Employees turnover
  • Job commitment
  • Law
  • Work ethic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


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