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The Influence of Organizational Collectivism and Individualism on Affective Commitment: Comparative Study of Korea and China
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The Influence of Organizational Collectivism and Individualism on Affective Commitment: Comparative Study of Korea and China
Han, Su Jin; Gao, Aina; Kang, Sora;
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In Korean companies, traditional collectivism have been merged into individualism caused by meritocracy. In order to better understanding about change of cultural characteristics, we examine the relationship between collectivism / individualism and person-environment fit. The data was obtained from 203 employees working in 5 Korean company and 173 employees in 4 companies in China. Results confirmed that collectivism increases employee's person-environment fit (person-organization, person-supervisor, person-coworker) and further leads to high levels of affective organizational commitment. The moderating roles that individualism play upon the relationships between collectivism and person-environment fit (person-organization, person-supervisor, person-coworker) were also investigated. Results confirmed that individualism enhance the impact collectivism has upon person-environment fit. In addition, this study found the significantly difference between Korea and China in effect of collectivism on person-environment fit. Lastly, the study also has explored theoretical and practical implications and the limitations of this research as well as the future directions of research.
Collectivism;Individualism;Person-Environment fit;Person-Organization fit;Person-Supervisor fit;Person-Coworker fit;Affective commitment;Comparative study;
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