The role of filial piety in career interest alignment, identity alignment, and affective commitment: Evidence from Indonesia

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In Indonesia, where most business organizations are family-owned, culture influences family employees’ behavior. Filial piety, or honoring the seniors, is considered a significant cultural value that motivates the family employees to be committed to the business. This study aims to test the effect of filial piety on identity alignment, career interest alignment, and affective commitment. Quantitative analysis is conducted to test the hypotheses of this study using purposive sampling based on questionnaire survey responses from 270 junior family business employees. The study employs Partial Least Square-Structural Equation Modelling (PLS-SEM) analysis with the SmartPLS software to test the hypotheses. The test result shows that: 1) filial piety has a positive effect on identity alignment and career interest alignment, 2) identity alignment has a positive effect on affective commitment, and 3) career interest alignment has a positive effect on affective commitment. The study illustrates how filial piety affects junior family employee behavior, an issue that has not been addressed before in Asian family business studies.

Acknowledgment
The publication of this study is supported by Indonesia International Institute for Life Sciences (i3L) LPPM fund.

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    • Figure 1. Conceptual framework
    • Figure 2. Final PLS-SEM model
    • Table 1. Measurements used in the study
    • Table 2. Respondents’ profile
    • Table 3. Validity test result
    • Table 4. Latent variables’ correlation
    • Table 5. R Squared (R2) values
    • Table 6. Path analysis
    • Conceptualization
      Sakti Hendra Pramudya, Chairy Chairy
    • Data curation
      Sakti Hendra Pramudya, Jhanghiz Syahrivar
    • Formal Analysis
      Sakti Hendra Pramudya, Jhanghiz Syahrivar, Chairy Chairy
    • Investigation
      Sakti Hendra Pramudya, Jhanghiz Syahrivar, Chairy Chairy
    • Methodology
      Sakti Hendra Pramudya, Jhanghiz Syahrivar, Chairy Chairy
    • Project administration
      Sakti Hendra Pramudya
    • Resources
      Sakti Hendra Pramudya
    • Supervision
      Sakti Hendra Pramudya, Jhanghiz Syahrivar, Chairy Chairy
    • Visualization
      Sakti Hendra Pramudya
    • Writing – original draft
      Sakti Hendra Pramudya
    • Writing – review & editing
      Sakti Hendra Pramudya, Jhanghiz Syahrivar, Chairy Chairy