The Influence of Religion and Social Support on Career Commitment
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Publisher:The Ohio State University
Series/Report no.:The Ohio State University. Department of Management and Human Resources Honors Theses; 2008
The concept of career commitment describes the process that a person undertakes when choosing an occupation. This study focuses on two possible predictors of career commitment: religion and social support. These constructs were studied by administering a survey to a subset of the population of a large public Midwestern university. Correlation, regression, and mediation analysis were used to examine the relationships between the variables of interest. Results from this study indicate that the total social support one receives and religious affiliation were significant predictors of increases in some measures of career commitment. Analysis also shows that one’s motivation for participation in a religious organization also impacts some career commitment measures. Furthermore, this study found that the link between intrinsic religious involvement and one career commitment measure was fully mediated by social support. Lastly, it was found that increased religious involvement is related to increased total social support levels.
2008 Ohio State Denman Undergraduate Research Forum – 4th Place Business/Social and Behavioral Science Division
The Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University