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The Effect Of Retention Factors On Organisational Commitment: An Investigation Of High Technology Employees

Andreas Dockel, Johan S. Basson, Melinda Coetzee
SA Journal of Human Resource Management | Vol 4, No 2 | a91 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajhrm.v4i2.91 | © 1970 Andreas Dockel, Johan S. Basson, Melinda Coetzee | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 06 November 2006 | Published:

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Andreas Dockel, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Johan S. Basson, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Melinda Coetzee, University of South Africa, South Africa

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The objective of the present study was to investigate specific retention factors that induced the organisational commitment of high technology employees. A sample of 94 professional technicians from a South African owned telecommunications company based in the Gauteng province participated. The Organisational Commitment Scale and a retention factor measurement scale were administered. The most relevant explanatory factors were compensation, job characteristics, supervisor support, and work/life policies, which appeared to have a statistically significant influence on the development of organisational commitment in high technology employees. The implications of the findings are discussed.


Retention factors; organisational commitment; high technology employees


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