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

Wang, Xiaojin and Armstrong, Anona ORCID: 0000-0002-2158-088X (2001) A Structural Model of Professional Commitment from the Perspective of Characteristics of a Professional Community. Working Paper. Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.

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.

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Item type Monograph (Working Paper)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/193
DOI 10
Subjects Historical > RFCD Classification > 350000 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Current > FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Keywords professional commitment ; measurement scales ; confirmatory factor analysis ; career pursuit commitment ; leisure time commitment
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