The Relationship between Demographic Characteristics and Organisational Commitment in Saudi Arabia

Alenazi, F, Muenjohn, N and McMurray, A 2019, 'The Relationship between Demographic Characteristics and Organisational Commitment in Saudi Arabia', International Review of Business Research Papers, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 18-36.


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Title The Relationship between Demographic Characteristics and Organisational Commitment in Saudi Arabia
Author(s) Alenazi, F
Muenjohn, N
McMurray, A
Year 2019
Journal name International Review of Business Research Papers
Volume number 15
Issue number 1
Start page 18
End page 36
Total pages 19
Publisher World Business Institute
Abstract The study investigated how demographic characteristics influence well-educated, young employees and their commitment to the organisation. A sample of 376 managers from 23 international and local banks located in Saudi Arabia were surveyed and their responses analysed. The results revealed that while the respondents had a high level of organisational commitment, their demographic characteristics marginally influenced their commitment. The findings, therefore, suggest that demographic characteristics, such as employee age or tenure, were not suitable predictors of organisational commitment. Further analysis highlights that there are differences between Asian employees' behaviour and that of employees in other regions. A discussion is provided and further research opportunities are identified.
Subject Organisational Behaviour
Keyword(s) Asian employees
organisational commitment
demographic characteristics
Saudi Arabia
affective commitment
normative commitment
continuance commitment
banking sector
DOI - identifier 10.21102/irbrp.2019.03.151.02
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