Publication Date

Spring 2023

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)




Megumi Hosoda

Subject Areas



The present research aimed to investigate the moderating effect of perceived organizational support (POS) on the relationship between perceived overqualification, organizational citizenship behavior (OCB), and affective organizational commitment. A sample of 110 employees from a variety of occupational backgrounds in the United States participated in the study by completing an online survey. Results of hierarchical multiple regression analyses showed that POS did not act as a moderator of the relationship between perceived overqualification and OCB and affective organizational commitment. However, perceived overqualification was found to be significantly and negatively related to affective organizational commitment. Results also showed that POS was negatively related to perceived overqualification and positively related to OCB and affective organizational commitment. Organizational strategies to maximize POS were suggested.