Title: Affective commitment of employees designated as talent: Signalling perceived organisational support
Authors: Gelens, Jolyn ×
Dries, Nicky
Hofmans, Joeri
Pepermans, R. #
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Inderscience
Series Title: European Journal of International Management vol:9 issue:1 pages:9-27
Abstract: We examined how perceived organisational support affects the relationship between being designated as talent and affective commitment. Two studies were conducted in two different ‘talent’ populations. In study one, a questionnaire was distributed within one large company among employees who were designated as high potential, and a control group which was not (N=203). In study two, the same questionnaire was distributed within a different company among employees who were designated as management trainee, and a control group which was not (N=195). The results from both studies showed that perceptions of organisational support were significantly stronger for employees that were designated as talent. Moreover, perceived organisational support mediated the relationship between an employee’s designation as talent and affective commitment in both studies. Theoretical and practical implications of these findings are discussed.
ISSN: 1751-6757
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Centre for Organisation Studies, Leuven
Quantitative Psychology and Individual Differences
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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