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Title Personality Correlates of Personnel Organizational Loyalty
Author Inna S. Krutko, Olga S. Chalikova
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DOI 10.35853/UfH-RMP-2019-E02
Section Economics & Economy
Year Index UDK 331.1:331.108.26 Pages 129–140
Abstract The phenomenon of personnel organizational loyalty as a key organizational asset is considered from the perspective of its level, conditions of development and correlates. The problem of loyalty is viewed in the context of the following components: emotional, cognitive and behavioral. The focus group method was used to describe the cohort behavior characteristic of various loyalty levels and obtain the competence model. General loyalty level was subsequently assessed with Organizational Commitment Scale (OCS) and K. V. Kharsky’s Loyalty Manifestation Observation Sheet methods recognized as the average one in organizations of various profiles. Correlations with employees’ personal features are described through the individual typological questionnaire by L. N. Sobchik, J. Rotter’s I-E Scale, and R. M. Belbin’s Team Roles. Certain personality traits are identified that can be viewed as universal personality correlates of loyalty. Employees’ dominant motives are identified as “Satisfaction from Achieving a Goal, an Outcome” and “Communication with Colleagues”. The only loyalty correlate related to implementation of innovations is identified – readiness to follow a leader. The higher the loyalty, the better competitive motive and the motive of feeling one’s usefulness are manifested. In terms of innovations, the following types are identified at the organization: “Readiness Based on Positive Emotional Attitude to Everything New” and “Readiness on Condition of Personal and Professional Fulfillment”; consequently, employees support changes, but only at the first stages of implementation. Presumably, several psychological mechanisms shaping loyalty based on traits like aggressiveness, rigidity and anxiety (sensitivity, lability) exist. It is proven that loyalty correlates are conditioned rather by the enterprise type and its HR policy than universal characteristics. However, the trend of a dependency between aggressiveness as a personal trait and one’s loyal attitude to the organization is manifested at enterprises from various fields.
  • personnel loyalty
  • personality correlates
  • organizational loyalty
For citation Krutko IS, Chalikova OS. Personality Correlates of Personnel Organizational Loyalty. In: Zaks LA, Semitko AP, Mitsek SA, et al. (еds.) Russian Man and Power in the Context of Dramatic Changes in Today’s World: Collection of academic papers from the 21st Russian scientific-practical conference (with international participation) (Yekaterinburg, April 12–13, 2019). Yekaterinburg: Liberal Arts University – University for Humanities; 2019. p. 129–140. Available from: doi:10.35853/UfH-RMP-2019-E02.
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Submitted 06.08.2019
Accepted 10.09.2019