Development of Occupational Commitment Scale for Government Employee in China

Danyi FANG


The author is to develop an occupational commitment scale for Chinese government employee. Objects selected in this study were from different government employment levels in Chengdu, Sichuan, China. With consideration of occupational commitment structure, as well as literature study, open interviews and existing classical scales, the occupational commitment scale for government employee in this research was conducted. The scale was composed by five commitments, namely Affective Commitment, Opportunity & Cost Commitment, Social Identity Commitment, Norm & Loyalty Commitment, and Economy & Promotion Commitment, with data analyzed by SPSS and LISERAL. The results of the five dimensions in the Occupational Commitment Scale for Government Employee in China showed good reliability and validity. The results show: Occupational Commitment Scale for Government Employee in China appeared applicable for research on occupational commitment of Chinese government employee.


Government employee; Occupational Commitment; Scale

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