Challenge Is Key: An Investigation of Affective Organizational Commitment in Undergraduate Interns Academic Article uri icon


  • 2005, Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. In this study, the authors investigated factors related to affective organizational commitment in undergraduate interns. They examined job challenge, supervisor support, and role stress as antecedents to commitment. Results based on a sample of senior undergraduate students (N = 71) showed that the 3 work variables explained 35% of the variance in affective organizational commitment. The authors discuss implications for educators and managers in charge of designing and implementing quality internships.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Dixon, M. A., Cunningham, G. B., Sagas, M., Turner, B. A., & Kent, A.

citation count

  • 43

complete list of authors

  • Dixon, Marlene||Cunningham, George||Sagas, Michael||Turner, Brian||Kent, Aubrey

publication date

  • January 2005