Work Intention as Mediator in the Relationship between Work Passion and Organizational Commitment among Teachers in Malaysia
Amalina Ibrahim1, Wan Shahrazad Wan Sulaiman2, Fatimah Wati Halim3

1Amalina Ibrahim, Associate Professor, Amalina Ibrahim Possesses Doctor of Philosophy Psychology from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
2Wan Shahrazad Wan Sulaiman, Associate Professor, Center of Human and Societal Well-Being, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
3Fatimah Wati Halim, Senior Lecturer, Center of Human and Societal Well-Being, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
Manuscript received on 17 September 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 04 October 2019 | Manuscript Published on 11 October 2019 | PP: 102-110 | Volume-8 Issue-2S10 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: B10170982S1019/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B1017.0982S1019
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Abstract: Organizational commitment among employees is important to determine organizational effectiveness as employees with higher organizational commitment have higher motivation to stay with their organization. In recent years, previous studies have shown that the teachers’ organizational commitment are low and moderate. Therefore, this study focuses on the effect of work passion toward organizational commitment with work intention as the mediator. The objectives of this study was to determine the effect of work passion on work intention and organizational commitment among teachers and to determine the role of work intention as a mediator in the effect of work passion on organizational commitment among teachers. This study employed a cross-sectional survey involving 355 school teachers in Malaysia through multi-stage cluster sampling technique. Data were analyzed using descriptive analysis, while confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and structural equation modeling (SEM) were used to determine the fitness of the model with the data. Findings showed that organizational commitment and work passion among school teachers were moderate, while work intention was at a higher level. SEM analysis showed that the model has a good fit with CMIN/df= 3.22, GFI = 0.95, CFI=0.97, TLI=0.95, RMSEA=0.08. In addition, job factors have a significant direct effect on work intention and organizational commitment. Results also showed that work intention mediated the relationship between work passion and organizational commitment. The results of this imply the importance of work passion and work intention in enhancing organizational commitment among teachers in Malaysia.
Keywords: Work Passion, Work Intention, Organizational Commitment, Teachers.
Scope of the Article: Computational Biology