The demographic composition of Israel provided an opportunity to compare the relation between commitment forms and work/nonwork outcomes for workers from two well-established yet diverse cultures in the same geographic locale. This study examined 283 Arab and Jewish nurses in three Israeli hospitals using identical measures. As was predicted, the effects of commitment on work and nonwork outcomes were moderated by culture. Arab nurses were more committed than Jewish nurses, and their commitment had more favorable effects on their behaviors and especially on their attitudes at work. The results suggest caution when generalizing about the effects of commitment forms across different outcomes.
- Work outcomes
- Workplace diversity
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Psychology
- Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
- Life-span and Life-course Studies