Linking Individual Value Orientations to Employee Attitudes: An Exploratory Analysis

Zhou Jiang

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This study tested the relationships of individualism, power distance, and mastery orientation to 2 employee attitudes (organizational trust and organizational commitment) that are associated with employees’ psychological benefits within the organization. Results from university employees (N = 706) showed that individualism negatively, whereas mastery positively, related to trust and commitment. Power distance positively related to trust only. The moderating role of mastery was also identified. These findings can help employment or organizational counselors to appreciate value-related factors that facilitate employees in psychologically integrating into the organization and to explore new ways for employers to foster employees’ positive attitudes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)124-142
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Employment Counseling
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event28th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference: Reshaping Management for Impact - UTS, Sydney, Australia
Duration: 3 Dec 20145 Dec 2014
Conference number: 28th


  • individualism
  • mastery
  • organizational commitment
  • organizational trust
  • power distance


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