Does work motivation mediate the effect of individual values on organizational commitment?


The objective of the study is to analyze human values model to determine lecturers’ individual values, work motivation, and organizational commitment at Universitas Negeri Semarang. The independent variable of this study is individual values, the intervening variable is work motivation, and the dependent variable is organizational commitment. This study used a proportionate random sampling technique to obtain samples of 324 lecturers. The data were collected by distributing the questionnaires and then were analyzed using path analysis. The results of the study were; first, work motivation could directly influence organizational commitment. Second, work motivation successfully mediated the influence of individual values on organizational commitment. Third, individual values did not influence organizational commitment. Good individual values are indicated by each lecturer. However, the fact shows that individual values cannot be changed instantly since someone may show the good things but he/ she may not be accompanied by the good organizational commitment.


individual values, work motivation, organizational commitment, lecturers


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