The Moderating Effect of Network Centrality on the Relationship Between Work Experience Variables and Organizational Commitment
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT
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The purpose of this research was to identify the effect of an individuals network position on the relationship between work experience variables and affective commitment. This study tested three hypotheses, which were introduced through a comprehensive literature review, regarding the relationships between work experience variables and affective commitment. Research has indicated linkages between social network centrality and organizational commitment however, the specific effects of centrality remain unclear. Therefore, this research developed and tested a moderation model to identify relationships between network centrality, affective commitment, and three work experience variables psychological empowerment PE, leader-member exchange LMX, and perceived organizational support POS. The moderation results suggest that network centrality significantly influences the relationship between PE and AC as well as POS and AC. While there was an indication that network centrality also influences the LMX - AC relationship, the results shown in this study were found to be insignificant.
- Sociology and Law