Organizational commitment profiles and job satisfaction among Greek private and public sector employees

Yannis Markovits*, Ann J. Davis, Rolf van Dick

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Recent research into organizational commitment has advocated a profiles-based approach. However, with the exception of Wasti, published findings are confined to North American samples. This article examines the relationships between organizational commitment profiles and job satisfaction in Greece. Greek organizations have rarely been the subject of detailed examination, so the study provides baseline information regarding levels of organizational commitment and job satisfaction in Greece. Both private sector (N = 1119) and public sector (N = 476) employees in Greece were surveyed, as this sectoral distinction is regularly associated with different patterns of job-related attitudes. The contrasts between Greek and Anglo-American values present a new challenge to the profiles approach. The results confirm the utility of the profiles approach to the study of organizational commitment. Affective organizational commitment was found to be most influential with respect to levels of intrinsic and extrinsic job satisfaction. This concurs with other studies of the behavioural outcomes of commitment. Copyright © 2007 Sage Publications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-99
Number of pages23
JournalInternational Journal of Cross Cultural Management
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007


  • Greece
  • job satisfaction
  • organizational commitment profiles
  • private sector
  • public sector


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