Social capital and organisational commitment at higher education institutions

Yen,SH, Campbell,JK, Irianto,A, Zulyusri, and Fadilah,M 2014, Social capital and organisational commitment at higher education institutions, Asian Academy of Management Journal, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 1-21.

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Title Social capital and organisational commitment at higher education institutions
Author(s) Yen,SH
Journal name Asian Academy of Management Journal
Volume number 19
Issue number 2
Start page 1
End page 21
Total pages 21
Publisher Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia
Place of publication Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Publication date 2014
ISSN 1394-2603
Keyword(s) Higher education
Organisational commitment
Social capital
Summary This study compares the extent of the influence of non-tangible forms of social capital on organisational commitment at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), in Penang, Malaysia and two universities in Sumatra, Indonesia, which are, Universitas Andalas and Padang State University. In this study, Universitas Andalas and Padang State University will be represented by APU. Amongst the academic staff at USM, three social capital factors-collective action and shared values, relational trust and cooperation, and cohesive bonds and connectivity through participation-have a strong positive impact on affective and normative commitments. At APU, only the factor of cohesive bonds and connectivity contributes to affective commitment. Collective action and shared values as well as cohesive bonds and connectivity were shown to have contributed to higher normative commitment. Relational trust and cooperation, which are important indicators of social capital, did not seem to have any impact on the three organisational commitments. At USM, continuance commitment was negatively related to cohesive bonds and was not related to any other predictive variables. At APU, higher collective action and shared values reduced continuance commitment.
Language eng
Field of Research 130103 Higher Education
Socio Economic Objective 930401 Management and Leadership of Schools/Institutions
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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