Does group-level commitment predict employee well-being? A prospective analysis

Thomas Clausen (Lead Author), Karl Bang Christensen, Karina Nielsen

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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
Pages (from-to)1141-1146
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2015


  • commitment
  • multlevel
  • group

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