Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

8 p.

Publication Date

5-2008

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Source Publication

Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies

Source ISSN

1548-0518

Abstract

In this field study, the authors explore how choosing one context over another influences both research results and implications. Using both quantitative and qualitative data, the authors examine context from both an organizational and a business-unit perspective by studying relationships between five psychological climate variables and outcomes of job satisfaction, affective commitment, and intent to leave. Results show different contextual influences between the organization and two business units, suggesting that different bundles of psychological climate variables yield similar outcomes depending on the context studied. These results bolster the contention that researchers need to identify the right context in field research.

Comments

Accepted version. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, Vol. 14, No. 4 (May 2008): 353-370. DOI.© SAGE Publications 2008. Used with permission.

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