The Relationship between Demographic Characteristics and Organisational Commitment in Saudi Arabia

Fiyad Alenazi, Nuttawuth Muenjohn, Adela McMurray

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Abstract

The study investigated how demographic characteristics influence well-educated, young employees and their commitment to the organisation. A sample of 376 managers from 23 international and local banks located in Saudi Arabia were surveyed and their responses analysed. The results revealed that while the respondents had a high level of organisational commitment, their demographic characteristics marginally influenced their commitment. The findings, therefore, suggest that demographic characteristics, such as employee age or tenure, were not suitable predictors of organisational commitment. Further analysis highlights that there are differences between Asian employees’ behaviour and that of employees in other regions. A discussion is provided and further research opportunities are identified.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-36
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Review of Business Research Papers
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • demographic characteristics
  • Organisational commitment
  • educated employees
  • human resource

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