How Vocational Delay of Gratification Affects Employees’ Job Performance: Organizational Climate as a Moderator


Vocational Delay of Gratification stresses employees will overcome the impulse and temptation of immediate gratification to achieve long-term career goals, which provides a new perspective to examine and explain individual’s career development. This paper aims at identifying the influence mechanism of Vocational Delay of Gratification on employee’s job performance and the role of organizational climate among the triadic relationship. The analysis result of Structural Equation Model about 350 sample data showed that Vocational Delay of Gratification had a significantly positive effect on job performance, while organizational climate acted as a positive moderator between Vocational Delay of Gratification and employee’s job performance. Therefore, it is highly recommended that companies should pay attention to the state of employee’s vocational delay of gratification, satisfy their psychological need as to increase job satisfaction and improve job performance.

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He, Q. , An, Q. and Li, M. (2015) How Vocational Delay of Gratification Affects Employees’ Job Performance: Organizational Climate as a Moderator. Journal of Service Science and Management, 8, 766-772. doi: 10.4236/jssm.2015.85077.

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