Keef, S. & Harcourt, M. (2001). The pluralism of commitment: The New Zealand fire service. The pluralism of commitment: The New Zealand fire service. Research and Practice in Human Resource Management, 9(2), 93-106.
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This study examined the relationships between organizational commitment and three contituency-specific commitments for firefighters and station officers employed by the New Zealand Fire Service. The subjects were firefighters employed by the New Zealand Fire Service. Commitment to firefighters, station officers, senior management, and the Fire Service were measured using the Cook and Wall (1980) scale. We found that constituency-specific commitments explained approximately 30 percent of the variance in organizational commitment, four-fifths of which was explained by commitment to operational staff and the remaining fifth by commitment to senior management. The degree to which the results were a reflection of the industrial relations climate remains to be seen.
Singapore Human Resources Institute
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