Loyalty to supervisor vs. organizational commitment: Relationships to employee performance in China

Zhen Xiong Chen*, Anne S. Tsui, Jiing Lih Farh

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Abstract

In this research, we investigated the relationship between loyalty to supervisor and employee's in-role and extra-role performance in comparison with that of organizational commitment in the People's Republic of China. Two studies were conducted. In the first study, a five-dimension loyalty to supervisor scale was developed and validated. In the second study, the relationships between loyalty to supervisor, organizational commitment and employee performance were examined. Results indicated that loyalty to supervisor was more strongly associated with both in-role and extra-role performance than organizational commitment. The findings are discussed in terms of their implications for future research and management practices in cross-cultural settings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-356
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology
Volume75
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2002
Externally publishedYes

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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