Work values, job satisfaction and organizational commitment in China

Fabian Jintae Froese, Shufeng Xiao

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This study examined the relationships between work values, job satisfaction, and organizational commitment of white-collar workers who are employed by foreign-invested companies in China. Results of structural equation modeling show that various facets of job satisfaction mediated the relationships between work values and organizational commitment. Employees' individualism and their willingness to take risks were related to various facets of job satisfaction. In turn, job satisfaction influenced their organizational commitment. The effects of various job satisfaction facets varied, with job autonomy satisfaction being a stronger predictor of organizational commitment than pay satisfaction. Theoretical and managerial implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2144-2162
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2012 May

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Funding Information:
Funding for this paper was provided by Namseoul University.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Strategy and Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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