This study investigates the relationship between loyalty to supervisor and two employee outcome variables, i.e. job satisfaction and intent to stay. The proposed hypotheses were tested with a sample of 333 employees in the People's Republic of China. The results indicate that loyalty to supervisor is positively related to job satisfaction and intent to stay. Loyalty to supervisor explained variance in these two outcome variables over and above that explained by organizational commitment. The results also confirm the previous findings that only the three extended loyalty to supervisor dimensions were significantly associated with employee outcomes, while the two original loyalty to supervisor dimensions were not. Implication, limitation and future study direction are also discussed.
Scopus Subject Areas
- Social Psychology
- Applied Psychology
- Management Science and Operations Research
- Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
- Job satisfaction