Perceived Organizational Support as a Mediator of Managerial Coaching Skills and Occupational Commitment

Min-Hsun Christine Kuo, Yuhsuan Chang, Wan Chieh Chang


Career development is becoming an important issue for all employees. Employees must assume greater responsibility for their own career development, become more adaptive, be able to handle ambiguity, and be more resilient when facing career challenges. Because of unpredictable working environments, employee commitment may shift from organization commitment to occupational commitment. Based on an analysis of 209 employees, this study concludes that managerial coaching skills are significantly associated with occupational commitment. In addition, perceived organizational support has a fully mediated effect on affective and normative occupational commitment, but no positive relationship with employee’s accumulated costs and limited alternatives occupational commitment. This paper helps classify the effects of managerial coaching skills on employees. By improving managerial coaching skills, managers can help their employees excel in their occupation.

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