Meaningful Work Linking High-Quality Relationships and Commitment: A Conditional Process Study with Career Orientation
Journal of Career Development
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This study aimed to examine the relations between high-quality relationships, meaningful work, and affective commitment, and evaluate whether protean career orientation moderates the relationship between meaningful work and affective commitment. We collected survey data from a sample of working adults to test the research hypotheses. The findings provide support for the proposed model. Consistent with the tenets of the work-as-meaning model, high-quality relationships were positively related to meaningful work, which, in turn, predicted affective commitment. Furthermore, the relationship between meaningful work and affective commitment was stronger for those high in protean career orientation. This study extends the literature on meaningful work and relational coordination. It offers practical insight for managers and others who can help foster high-quality relationships and meaningful work.
Hall, Kelly R.; Gong, Baiyun; and Snow AndradE, Maureen, "Meaningful Work Linking High-Quality Relationships and Commitment: A Conditional Process Study with Career Orientation" (2023). HCBE Faculty Articles. 1175.