Aslı Beyhan Acar, Nil Selenay Erden
Istanbul University, School of Business, Avcilar Campus, Istanbul, Turkey

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4th International Conference – ERAZ 2018 – KNOWLEDGE BASED SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, Sofia- Bulgaria, June 7, 2018, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS published by: Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans, Belgrade, Serbia;  Faculty of Business Studies, Mediterranean University – Podgorica, Montenegro; University of National and World Economy – Sofia, Bulgaria; Faculty of Commercial and Business Studies – Celje, Slovenia; Faculty of Applied Management, Economics and Finance – Belgrade, Serbia, ISBN 978-86-80194-12-7


Aim of this paper is to compare the results of factor analysis conducted on Allen and Meyer’s organizational commitment scale with the results of multidimensional scaling analysis conducted with the same scale. Results reveal that both analyses lead to similar outcomes. Therefore, it is highlighted that multidimensional scaling could be used as an alternative method for factor analysis, as also it gives the chance to see the scale items on a two-dimensional space. Recommendations for future research in line with study findings are discussed.

Key words

Factor analysis, multidimensional scaling, organizational commitment


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