An Investigation into the Professional Commitment of Chinese Project Management Professionals

Xiaojin Wang, Jianrong Shen


This paper reports the results of a questionnaire survey of Chinese PM Professionals’ professional commitment
(PC). It confirms the three PC dimensions of PM Career Pursuit Commitment, PM Reference Group
Commitment, and PM Leisure Time Commitment. It reveals that the PM professionals’ PC is positively
correlated with their organizational positions, work experience, PM training, and their organizational
commitment (OC). The PM professionals’ PC and OC are both quite high, and their PC is even higher than their
OC. In those organization regarding important the PM approach, their employed PM professionals’ OC can be
further enhanced.

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