Tuition reimbursement effect on affective commitment

by James, Ansley, Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2013, 89 pages; 3602469


The purpose of this quantitative research study was to investigate the relationship between tuition reimbursement programs and affective commitment for non-traditional business learners and an exploration of the differences between the three levels of commitment among non-traditional business learners. The study consisted of two research questions: (1) Are there significant differences in affective commitment with non-traditional business learners accepting tuition reimbursement from their employer and others who are not, and (2) Are there significant differences in affective commitment, continuance commitment, and normative commitment with non-traditional business learners. The results from the Pearson's correlation and analysis of variance (ANOVA) resulted in the rejection of the study's null hypotheses. This study was successful based on 362 participants taking two research instruments: the Affective, Continuance, and Normative Commitment Scales (ACNCS) to measure affective commitment and the Funding Questionnaire survey (FQS) for the three questions designed to determine the type of funding each participant received.

AdviserBarbara A. Bailey
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsManagement; Business education
Publication Number3602469

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