Affective commitment in Eastern Europe: Considering the leadership climate

Karin Sanders, Maarten van Riemsdijk, Peter Geurts, Nicole Torka

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    Abstract

    Using data from 4930 employees within 287 supermarkets of one large retail company in Czech Republic and Poland, we examined whether leadership climate within a supermarket, conceptualized as the shared perceptions of task-oriented leadership within a supermarket, is related to the affective commitment of employees to work, colleagues and supermarket (organization). Moreover, we examine if leadership climate has a moderating or mediating effect on affective commitment. 2-Level analyses (supermarket and employee) showed that the leadership climate within a supermarket is related to the affective commitment to work, colleagues and to supermarket. Furthermore, we found that leadership climate moderates the relationship between perception of the supervisor and affective commitment to colleagues and supermarket: these relationships are stronger when leadership climate is strong. In the discussion the practical and scientific implications of these results are discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 12 Aug 2006
    Event66th Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2006: Knowledge, Action and the Public Concern - Atlanta, United States
    Duration: 11 Aug 200616 Aug 2006
    Conference number: 66

    Conference

    Conference66th Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2006
    CountryUnited States
    CityAtlanta
    Period11/08/0616/08/06

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