Does Group-Level Commitment Predict Employee Well-Being? A Prospective Analysis

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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the links between group-level affective organizational commitment (AOC) and individual-level psychological well-being, self-reported sickness absence, and sleep disturbances.

METHODS: A total of 5085 care workers from 301 workgroups in the Danish eldercare services participated in both waves of the study (T1 [2005] and T2 [2006]). The three outcomes were analyzed using linear multilevel regression analysis, multilevel Poisson regression analysis, and multilevel logistic regression analysis, respectively.

RESULTS: Group-level AOC (T1) significantly predicted individual-level psychological well-being, self-reported sickness absence, and sleep disturbances (T2). The association between group-level AOC (T1) and psychological well-being (T2) was fully mediated by individual-level AOC (T1), and the associations between group-level AOC (T1) and self-reported sickness absence and sleep disturbances (T2) were partially mediated by individual-level AOC (T1).

CONCLUSIONS: Group-level AOC is an important predictor of employee well-being in contemporary health care organizations.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Issue number11
Pages (from-to)1141-1146
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2015

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