An Investigation of the impact of career progress and work area on three forms of commitment

Gordon Brooks, Elizabeth More, Julian Leslie, Joseph Wallace

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The effect of work area and career progress on three forms of commitment, organisational commitment, career commitment, and job/work involvement was empirically evaluated. Career progress was considered as the evaluation of an individual's job level against generally held, time-based expectations of promotion. Distinct patterns of correlation were found for each form of commitment, and compared with the literature for the commitment forms studied and the range of promotion variable types, i.e. perception-based promotion proxy variables, event-based promotion variables and career history-based promotion variables.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBAM 2008 conference proceedings
Subtitle of host publicationthe academy goes relevant
EditorsLeonard Holmes
PublisherBritish Academy of Management (BAM)
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventBritish Academy of Management Conference - Harrogate, UK
Duration: 9 Sep 200811 Sep 2008


ConferenceBritish Academy of Management Conference
CityHarrogate, UK


  • career
  • organisational commitment
  • job involvement
  • career commitment
  • work involvement
  • work area


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