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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 241-245

The relationship between career anchors and organizational commitment


1 Department of Educational Science, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz Branch, Tabriz, Iran
2 Department of Educational Administration Sciences, University of Uremia, Uremia, Iran

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Hasan Galavandi
Department of Educational Administration Sciences, University of Uremia, Uremia
Iran
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Source of Support: Nil., Conflict of Interest: There are no conflicts of interest.


DOI: 10.4103/2395-2296.163938

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Aim: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between career anchors and organizational commitment among Urmia University faculty members. Methods: The empirical analysis is based on a sample of 70 faculty members of Urmia University. The data for this study were gathered through two standard questionnaires of career anchors according to Schein model and of organizational commitment according to Meyer and Allen model. Result: Findings from this study indicate that there is a positive significant relationship between career anchor components and organizational commitment components and also technical, functional competence, general managerial competence, autonomy-independence, pure challenge, and life style are significant predictors of organizational commitment. Conclusions: It is obvious from the findings that there is a positive significant relationship between career anchors and organizational commitment. Thus, each organization should pay much more attention to career anchors and organizational commitment.


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