To what extent does job quality influence organizational commitment across countries?
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- Master Thesis 
Organizational commitment has shown strong and consistent relationship with positive outcomes for companies such as a reduction of organizational withdrawal behaviors and an increase in individual efforts at work. This research investigates the relationship between job quality and organizational commitment and the role of country in shaping the two variables and their relationship. The hypotheses have been tested through the dataset of the 2015 International Social Survey Programme on work orientations. Two countries have been taken into consideration for making the comparison: Norway and France. They exhibit differences according to the variety of capitalism theory’s clusters. The statistical analysis shows that a positive and significant relationship exists between job quality and organizational commitment. In addition, differences among Norway and France are observed in the mean level of both constructs. However, no significant evidence has been found to support a moderating role of country in the relationship between job quality and organizational commitment. Results of the study suggest that the relationship between them is the same regardless the country. Overall, this research has proven that institutional regimes differences account for the higher values of job quality and organizational commitment in Norway compared to France. However, the country element does not influence the strength and direction of the relationship.