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An Investigation into the Extent of Organisational Commitment & the Factors that Influence it in Generation Y in Ireland

Phillips, Brian (2018) An Investigation into the Extent of Organisational Commitment & the Factors that Influence it in Generation Y in Ireland. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

This study intends to investigate to what extent organisational commitment exists in Generation Y in Ireland and if Generation Y feels their organisations attempt to build commitment. It will also seek to investigate what are the factors that influence organisational commitment in Generation Y in Ireland. For this research a cross-sectional study was conducted and data was collected using a non-probability sampling approach. Allen and Meyer’s (1990) Organizational Commitment Questionnaire (OCQ) was the tool used for identifying the extent of organisational commitment in Generation Y in Ireland.

Once the data was collected and statistically analysed. A number of one sample tests and correlation tests were carried out which highlighted a number of significant results regarding the extent of organisational commitment in Generation Y, whether Generation Y feel their companies try to build organisational commitment and what are the factors that influence organisational commitment in Generation Y in Ireland. The outcomes showed they are undecided in their emotional attachment to their organisation and they are also undecided in their feelings that they have to stay at the organisation. However, they do slightly disagree feeling obligated to stay at their organisation. The findings also showed that Generation Y in Ireland do feel their organisations slightly attempt to build commitment from them. The final section of the study resulted in some interesting outcomes in relation to the factors that influence organisational commitment in Generation Y in Ireland, attributes such as relationships with colleagues and supervisors along with job security ranked at the top while pay levels, benefits offered and company image were at the bottom.

From the research conducted a number of recommendations have been made which organisations could use to create strategies and improve organisational commitment in their employees, especially Generation Y in Ireland.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Performance Management > Employee Engagement
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2018 09:21
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2018 09:21
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/3341

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