Organisational commitment with respect to gender variable in hospitality: a Turkish case study

Kara D.

CURRENT ISSUES IN TOURISM, cilt.15, ss.197-209, 2012 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 15 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/13683500.2011.586681
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.197-209


This study examines differences in organisational commitment with respect to gender in five-star hotels in Ankara, Turkey. The study was conducted on 397 employees: 234 males and 163 females. The study indicated that the 'Attitudinal Commitment' factor as part of the organisational commitment scale was not statistically significant between female and male employees. However, the study also found that there are significant differences between female and male employees with respect to the 'Behavioural Commitment' factor of the scale; males reported higher levels in their behavioural commitment than their female counterparts did. This finding is also consistent with the results obtained from multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) in which the independent variable was gender and the two delineated factors were dependent variables. Gender differences in the 'Behavioural Commitment' factor remained significant with multivariate analysis of co-variance analysis while controlling for such variables as age, marital status, monthly income level, educational level, type of department, length of time in this organisation, length of time in the tourism sector, and frequency of job changes. However, the significance was mostly attributed to the moderating role of 'monthly income'.