Protean career attitude and organisational commitment in learning organisation climate

Seok Young Oh, Seonhui Koo

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Purpose: This study aims to identify the relationship between protean career attitude (PCA) and organisational commitment (OC) in a learning organisation (LO) climate. The study also identified whether negative relationships exist between the structure dimension of LO (SDLO) and PCA, and between PCA and OC, and whether such relationships can be moderated by the people dimension of LO (PDLO). Design/methodology/approach: Data collected from 305 employees of 26 firms were analysed using the PROCESS macro for SPSS. Findings: This study found that SDLO had a negative relationship with PCA, whereas PCA was negatively associated with OC. Furthermore, this study found that PDLO moderated these relationships, in that the negative relationships were absent when PDLO activities were stronger, in contrast to when they were weaker. Originality/value: The study is among the first to identify the negative relationships that exist between SDLO and PCA and between PCA and OC in Korean firms. An important implication for managers or OD professionals is that PDLO plays an important role in not only reducing the negative mediation effects of PCA in the relationships but also making the relationships positive.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)837-855
Number of pages19
JournalLeadership and Organization Development Journal
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


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