Openness to Experience, Normative Commitment and Job Search Behaviors of IT Professionals
The aim is to develop a conceptual model which is empirically tested on the openness to experience, normative commitment and job search behavior of the individuals working in the Information Technology (IT) sector of Pakistan. Through convenience sampling, a total of 200 responses were received, however, 134 IT professionals' data was usable, which actually is the part of this study. The Structural Equation Modeling using the SmartPLS technique is used to validate the measurement model and structural model. This examination provided insight into the inter-relationships among these variables. Results showed that employees with the openness to experience trait have a significant positive association with normative commitment and job search behaviors. Moreover, employees who got high normative commitment have a significant negative association with job search behaviors. This paper enhances the theoretical and empirical understanding of the personality trait of openness to experience, organizational commitment in terms of normative lines and the impact of formers on the job search behavior in the context of Information Technology of Pakistan.
Keywords: Behavior, Commitment, Job Search, IT professional, Smart PLS, Pakistan.