Organizational Centrality: A Third Dimension of Intraorganizational Career Movement

Kirk B. O'hara, Terry A. Beehr, Stephen M. Colarelli

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Organizational centrality, the extent to which an employee is integrated into the network of interpersonal relationships within the work system, has rarely been examined empirically. A survey measuring centrality as well as career attitudes and expectations was completed by 392 full-time employees of a county government. Superiors also rated respondents on three components of centrality. Both self-report and supervisory measures of centrality were related to hierarchical level, career satisfaction, and intention to turnover Organizational centrality holds promise for increasing understanding of employees' intraorganizational careers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)198-216
Number of pages19
JournalThe Journal of Applied Behavioral Science
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1994


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