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A Causal Relationship Between Dimensionality of Psychological Empowerment and Affective Commitment: A Partial Least Squares Approach

  • Yuen-Onn ChoongEmail author
  • Chun-Eng Tan
  • Thiam-Yong Kuek
  • Luen-Peng Tan
  • Kum-Lung Choe
Conference paper

Abstract

The primary purpose of this empirical chapter is to examine the relationship between psychological empowerment and affective commitment among academic staff in Malaysian public universities. This study investigated the relationships among four cognitions of psychological empowerment and affective commitment. Past empirical studies indicated that affective commitment is one of the most critical organizational commitments from staff toward institutions. Primary data were collected from academic staff currently attached to Malaysian public universities. The selection of samples was based on four universities in Malaysia by adopting the stratified sampling technique. A total of 203 usable samples were successfully collected. Partial least squares structural equation modeling was adopted to conduct the confirmatory factor analysis and path co-efficiency analysis. Results revealed that except for meaning cognition, the remaining three cognitions were found to be significantly influenced by affective commitment. Several recommendations were highlighted to improve affective commitment of academic staff as well.

Keywords

Affective commitment Impact cognition Meaning cognition Self-determination cognition Competence cognition 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors gratefully acknowledge the helpful comments and suggestions from the reviewers, which have improved the presentation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yuen-Onn Choong
    • 1
    Email author
  • Chun-Eng Tan
    • 1
  • Thiam-Yong Kuek
    • 1
  • Luen-Peng Tan
    • 1
  • Kum-Lung Choe
    • 1
  1. 1.Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Jalan UniversitiKamparMalaysia

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