Publication Date

Spring 2017

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)




Howard Tokunaga


Moderating effect, Organizational Commitment, Perceived Supervisor Support, support-commitment relationship

Subject Areas

Occupational psychology


The purpose of this study was to explore the extent to which the demographic variables of gender and tenure influence the strength and direction of the relationship between perceived supervisor support and organizational commitment. Responses to a 2014 organization-wide employee opinion survey from 383 employees within a computer software company were analyzed using hierarchical multiple regression. In support of previous research, results from this study lay credence to the finding that perceived supervisor support has a positive, significant relationship with organizational commitment such that individuals who felt supported by their supervisors were more likely to report higher levels of organizational commitment than individuals who did not feel supported by their supervisors. Results from this study showed that neither gender nor tenure act as moderators in the perceived supervisor support-organizational commitment relationship. Explanations and implications of these findings are discussed and avenues for future research are proposed.