Generational Differences and Organizational Commitment in Higher Education Institutions

Putranta, Martinus Parnawa (2013) Generational Differences and Organizational Commitment in Higher Education Institutions. In: 13 International Conference and Lecturing on Economics (ICLE), Yogyakarta, Indonesia.


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The purpose of this research was to examine possible differences in the affective, continuance and normative commitment levels between two generations of employees within higher educational institution contexts. The concept of generational cohort which was introduced and commonly used in scholarly research in the Western contexts was adopted for this purpose. In particular, the research examined possible differences in the levels of the three commitment types between two generational cohorts, namely Baby Boomers and Generation X. The research involved academic and non academic staff from nine Catholic higher education institutions across seven cities on the islands of Java, Indonesia. A cross-sectional survey was used to invite respondents' participation. A total of 1,000 questionnaires were distributed of which 634 were usable. Unexpected findings were shown in that no significant difference was found in the level of each commitment type between the two generational cohorts. Some possible conjectures for the findings are outlined then a wide range of managerial and scholarly implications are discussed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Organisational Commitment; Higher Education Institutions; Baby Boomers; Generation X
Subjects: Manajemen > Pemasaran
Divisions: Fakultas Ekonomi > Manajemen
Depositing User: wiwid bartolomeus wijayanto
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2020 04:27
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2020 04:51

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