A path analytic investigation of interrole conflict and organizational commitment related to performance ranking

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Title: A path analytic investigation of interrole conflict and organizational commitment related to performance ranking
Author: Chadwick, Colleen
Abstract: Role theory can serve as a valuable conceptual framework to understand how an individual functions in the work and family domains . The challenge for any individual is to manage multiple roles to achieve balance . The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships of multiple roles , interrole conflict , multiple role balance , and organizational commitment to performance ranking . The sample consisted of 344 County Extension agents in Texas . Family role , personal interest /self -development role , job role , interrole conflict , multiple role balance and organizational commitment were assessed using 4 -point Likert scales . Exploratory factor analysis was used to identify the underlying patterns of responses to the 51 questionnaire items . Multiple role balance and interrole conflict were found to be intercorrelated , and were intergraded into one latent exogenous variable , interrole conflict . The five latent exogenous variables were defined by fifteen indicator variables , and the one manifest endogenous variable was determined by performance ranking . The path analytic study was conducted using SAS^R CALIS . Results indicated that the personal interest /self -development role had a positive relationship with interrole conflict . There was a significant positive relationship found between job role and organizational commitment . Time commitment was the strongest predictor of both family role and personal interest /self -development role , but was the weakest predictor of the job role . This suggested that Extension Agents devoted necessary time to fulfill job responsibilities at the sacrifice of time for family and self . These findings were congruent with previous empirical studies .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /17189
Date: 1996-12

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A path analytic investigation of interrole conflict and organizational commitment related to performance ranking. Doctoral dissertation, Texas Tech University. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /17189 .

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