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This study extends previous commitment research by applying person-centered analytic techniques to identify and compare profiles of affective, normative, and continuance commitment to the organization and occupation. Latent profile analyses applied to data from 336 Canadian teachers revealed five profiles with unique combinations of the three commitment mindsets across the two targets. Differences observed across profiles in teachers’ turnover intention and physical and psychological well-being are used to illustrate the benefits of taking a more holistic approach to the investigation of commitment compared to analyses involving individual targets and/or mindsets. Implications for commitment theory, future research, and practice are discussed.


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J.P Meyer and A.J.S. Morin contributed equally to this article and both should be considered first authors.

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Meyer, J.P., Morin, A.J.S., Stanley, L.J., & Maltin, E.R. (2019). Teachers’ dual commitment to the organization and occupation: A person-centered investigation. Teaching and Teacher Education, 77, pp. 100-111.

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