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Does the traditional culture affect organizational identification? An analysis of the perception channels in organizational identification of Chinese employees


This paper explores the information perception channels of organizational identification (OID) in the context of Chinese traditional culture. Drawing on the grounded theory, the authors conducted a survey on employees in Shandong, Henan, Beijing, Guangzhou, Gansu, Jiangsu and Taiwan, and developed a five-factor scale for information perception channels of OID consisting of leader modeling, consideration for subordinates, external encouragement, rationalizing norms and rules, and behavioral consistency. Results of regression analysis show that all of these five factors have significant effects on employees’ OID, particularly the factors of external encouragement, behavioral consistency, and consideration for subordinates.


为了研究员工在组织认同过程中的信息感知途径问题, 首先利用扎根理论的质化研究方法, 通过对山东、 河南、 北京、 广州、 甘肃、 江苏、 台湾等地企业的调研, 萃取组织认同信息感知途径量表, 然后收集有效问卷以检验假设。 结果表明, 在传统文化背景下, 组织认同的信息感知由率先垂范、 体恤关爱、 外部认可、 明理述规、 行为一致等五个维度构成, 通过对组织认同的多重回归分析发现, 它们对组织认同均具有显著性影响, 尤其是外部认可、 行为一致和体恤关爱预测力更强。


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Translated and revised from Zhongguo Gongye Jingji 中国工业经济 (China Industrial Economics), 2008, (6): 118–126

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Wei, J., Zhang, M. & Yang, B. Does the traditional culture affect organizational identification? An analysis of the perception channels in organizational identification of Chinese employees. Front. Bus. Res. China 3, 343–361 (2009).

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