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A Structural Model of Professional Commitment from the Perspective of Characteristics of a Professional Community

Wang, Xiaojin and Armstrong, Anona (2001) A Structural Model of Professional Commitment from the Perspective of Characteristics of a Professional Community. Working Paper. Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.

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Abstract

Professional commitment has been previously measured using the same methods as those used to measure organisational commitment. Ignoring a professional difference from an employing organisation represents a major deficiency in the measurements. On the basis of the defining characteristics of a professional community, this paper proposes a model of professional commitment which is described by the three components: career pursuit commitment, reference group commitment, and leisure time commitment. Ten items, which formed three scales in a questionnaire mailed to Australian project management professionals, were analysed using SPSS and AMOS. The results showed that the model fitted the data well, although there existed an error factor representing a general attitude towards work-leisure relations. The reliability and validity of the scales were also examined.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: professional commitment; measurement scales; confirmatory factor; analysis
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
RFCD Classification > 350000 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Depositing User: Mr Angeera Sidaya
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2006
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2014 03:56
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/193
DOI: 10
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