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Barati H, Oreyzi H. Relation of employee's on-the-work commitment with their work centrality and mental health after retirement with moderator variable organization influence consideration. ioh. 2010; 6 (4) :38-46
URL: http://ioh.iums.ac.ir/article-1-248-en.html
MAof Industerial Psychology, Mahshar, Iran , sahel3362@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (8666 Views)

Background and aims

work centrality refers to the extent to which individuals view work as

a main component of their life. If organization don`t prepare employees for retirement, when high

work centrality individuals approach to retirement, reduce their organizational commitment to

maintain their mental health (the purpose of study 1). If organization prepare employees for

retirement (high organization influence), people with high mental health can be committed to

organization highly (the purpose of study 2).


The first study was conducted with 572 employees of an industrial company. At

second study compared two groups. The first group was 572 employees, the sample of first study

, and the second group was contained 97 employees that both of them responded to instruments

with differentiation that the first group was for preparing to retirement in this distance. Instruments

were Organizational Commitment Scale, Work Centrality Scale & SCL-90-R Questionnaire.


At firs study indicated that relationship between organizational commitment and

work centrality was influenced with mediators variables, mental health and retirement adjustment

that mean the absolute value of this relation in high mental health individuals and high retirement

adjustment individuals is more , although its direct is negative. According to the finding of first

study, at second study first conducted an intervention for preparing to retirement and consequently

their commitment after this intervention was accompanied by high mental health.


Organizations are responsible for their employee` health and with conducting

interventions in this way, they can guarantee employees` organizational commitment with their  mental health.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Personality and organizational behavior
Received: 2010/05/9 | Accepted: 2015/12/8 | Published: 2015/12/8

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