We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By continuing to browse this repository, you give consent for essential cookies to be used. You can read more about our Privacy and Cookie Policy.

Durham Research Online
You are in:

The three-component model of occupational commitment : a comparative study of Chinese and British accountants.

Snape, E. and Wing-hung Lo, C. and Redman, T. (2008) 'The three-component model of occupational commitment : a comparative study of Chinese and British accountants.', Journal of cross cultural psychology., 39 (6). pp. 765-781.


The authors find some support for the cross-cultural validity of the Meyer, Allen, and Smith (1993) three-component model of occupational commitment in samples of Chinese and British accountants. Normative and affective commitments are higher in the Chinese sample, and continuance commitment is higher in the British sample. There is some support for hypotheses on the consequences of the components of occupational commitment (occupational withdrawal cognitions and the intention to participate in professional activities). However, contrary to the hypotheses, the authors' analysis suggests that there are no significant differences in these relationships between the two samples. The authors find a significant interaction between affective and continuance commitment in the analysis of occupational withdrawal cognitions, such that the relationship between each of these components and withdrawal cognitions is stronger where commitment on the other component is low.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Occupational commitment, Affective commitment, Normative commitment, Continuance commitment.
Full text:(AM) Accepted Manuscript
Download PDF
Publisher Web site:
Publisher statement:Snape, E., Wing-hung Lo, C. & Redman, T. (2008). The Three-Component Model of Occupational Commitment: A Comparative Study of Chinese and British Accountants. Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology 39(6): 765-781. Copyright © 2008 Sage Publications. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications
Record Created:27 Jan 2009
Last Modified:06 Mar 2018 14:28

Social bookmarking: del.icio.usConnoteaBibSonomyCiteULikeFacebookTwitterExport: EndNote, Zotero | BibTex
Look up in GoogleScholar | Find in a UK Library