Document Type



Doctor of Education (EdD)


Adult Education and Human Resource Development

First Advisor's Name

Thomas Reio

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

Haiying Long

Second Advisor's Committee Title

Committee member

Third Advisor's Name

Judith Bernier

Third Advisor's Committee Title

Committee member

Fourth Advisor's Name

Hyejin Bang

Fourth Advisor's Committee Title

Committee member


HR Attribution, organizational commitment, turnover intent, extra-role job performance

Date of Defense



This explanatory, non-experimental study examined the relationship between employees Attribution of HR Practices, organizational commitment, turnover intent and extra-role job performance. Using data from an online, self-report survey of 147 police officers, four hypotheses were tested via SEM, multivariate and multiple regression analyses. Attribution to locus of causality was significantly related to commitment levels, with officers attributing internal causes for any personal, financial impact that arose from pension reforms and overall changes to their compensation packages. Structural equation modeling results also found that HR Attribution drove a significant negative indirect path to turnover intent via affective commitment and a significant positive indirect path to extra-role job performance, also via affective commitment. Multiple regression analysis results however showed no significant difference between longer-tenured police officers and post-recession hires with reduced pension benefits, in respect of their continuance commitment levels or intent to quit.





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