Exploring the Impacts of Labor Migration and Job Satisfaction on Organizational Commitment of Foreign Workers in Taiwan’s Construction Industry: Employ Ability as a Moderator


The purpose of this study is to understand employability into the moderator through which labor migration and job satisfaction are related to organizational commitment. A survey study was conducted on 440 Thai workers from construction industry in Taiwan. Using structural equation modeling (SEM), our analysis indicates that labor migration is significantly related to their feelings of satisfaction to the organizational commitment. After analyzing the survey questionnaires, we find the positive relationship among push migration, pull migration, interpersonal satisfaction, salary satisfaction, and organizational commitment. Furthermore, the result shows the positive significant moderating effects of employability on push migration and job satisfaction. However, the push migration has a significantly positive effect on job satisfaction in lower employability of foreign workers.

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Liao, P. (2015) Exploring the Impacts of Labor Migration and Job Satisfaction on Organizational Commitment of Foreign Workers in Taiwan’s Construction Industry: Employ Ability as a Moderator. American Journal of Industrial and Business Management, 5, 148-153. doi: 10.4236/ajibm.2015.53016.

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