Original Research

Investment sector employees’ career adaptability and organisational commitment

Felicity Nyathi, Rudolf M. Oosthuizen
SA Journal of Industrial Psychology | Vol 49 | a2104 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajip.v49i0.2104 | © 2023 Felicity Nyathi, Rudolf M. Oosthuizen | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 17 April 2023 | Published: 21 November 2023

About the author(s)

Felicity Nyathi, Department of Industrial and Organisational Psychology, College of Economic and Management Sciences, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa
Rudolf M. Oosthuizen, Department of Industrial and Organisational Psychology, College of Economic and Management Sciences, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa

Abstract

Orientation: An understanding of career adaptability and organisational commitment has become a thought-provoking phenomenon facing many contemporary organisations in the investment sector.

Research purpose: This study aimed to investigate the relationship between career adaptability and organisational commitment among employees in the investment sector.

Motivation for the study: There is an increasing need to understand employees’ capability to successfully manage changes that occur in the work context and how these impact their commitment to the organisation.

Research approach: study adopted a quantitative research approach. A biographical questionnaire, Career Adapt-Abilities Scale, and Organisational Commitment Questionnaire, were administered among 200 permanent employees in the investment sector. Descriptive statistics, correlations, independent t-tests, and regressions were used to analyse the data.

Main findings: The results showed a significant positive correlation between career adaptability and organisational commitment of employees who work in the investment sector. These results supported a predictive relationship between some demographic variables, career adaptability, and organisational commitment.

Practical implications: Organisations should consider agile approaches to career adaptability given the constantly changing work environment in the Fourth Industrial Revolution and aim to achieve organisational commitment through the alignment of individual and organisational values and goals.

Contribution: The findings provided valuable insight and knowledge about career adaptability and organisational commitment particularly for employees in the investment sector.


Keywords

career adaptability; organisational commitment; career psychology; personal resources; life and career stage development; adaptability; commitment; investment sector

JEL Codes

I12: Health Behavior

Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth

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