This dataset delves into the intricate dynamics linking organizational commitment (OC) and job performance (JP) within the realm of State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs). Centering on the water supply industry, it seeks to unravel the nuances of organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) in an economy oriented by socialist values. The compilation of this dataset represents a balanced integration of qualitative and quantitative methodologies, incorporating insights from expert interviews alongside data gathered from employee surveys. It encompasses 336 valid responses, which have been meticulously analyzed through Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM). This approach facilitates a deeper understanding of the interconnections between OC, OCB, and EP. The dataset is instrumental in highlighting the pivotal role of professional integrity and voluntary dedication within SOEs, underscoring their critical function in representing state interests and effectively serving the public.
The dataset presents an in-depth exploration of the raw data related to the intricate relationship between organizational commitment (OC) and job performance (JP) in State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs), with a specific focus on the water supply sector. This sector is highlighted for its pivotal role in public service and the socialist market economy. The data provides insights into how various forms of organizational commitment—emotional, continuous, and normative—affect employee behavior and performance in SOEs. A key aspect of the dataset is its analysis of Organizational Citizenship Behavior (OCB) and its impact on employee engagement and contributions beyond formal job requirements, underscoring its importance in public sector service delivery. The dataset is unique in its use of hybrid methods combining both qualitative and quantitative data, offering a comprehensive view of the factors influencing SOE employee commitment, civic behaviors, and their subsequent effects on organizational performance, which are essential for informed policymaking, effective management, and enhancing the efficiency of the public sector.
Experimental Design, Materials and Methods
This research adopted a mixed-methods approach to gain a comprehensive understanding of organizational commitment within the water supply industry by seamlessly integrating qualitative and quantitative methodologies. First, a comprehensive review of relevant literature guided the development of key constructs, and questions were crafted to capture these, ensuring clarity and relevance. The questionnaire underwent a rigorous validation process, including expert reviews and pilot testing with a group representative of the study population, leading to refinements based on the feedback received. In the initial qualitative phase of data collection, a series of in-depth one-on-one discussions with a select group of five experts, including two seasoned professionals from the water supply sector and three scientists, were conducted. These discussions were essential for clarifying and refining the constructs related to OC, OCB, JP. The selection of these experts was strategically done, adhering to the principle of information saturation, where the number of interviews was determined based on the emergence of no new information. The insights obtained from these interactions were pivotal in tailoring the measurement scales to suit the specific context of the Vietnamese water supply industry, particularly focusing on Ho Chi Minh City. This process involved a meticulous adaptation and translation of existing scales from prior studies, ensuring the precision and comprehensibility of the questionnaires. These refined scales subsequently formed the basis of a preliminary questionnaire, which was further evaluated and improved through a focused group discussion with seven key personnel from the Saigon Water Corporation. This phase was crucial in providing a thorough understanding of the context and played an instrumental role in the validation and refinement of the quantitative survey instruments. Through these qualitative interactions, the questionnaire items were meticulously modified and clarified to enhance their relevance and comprehension in the specific context of the water supply industry. After the qualitative phase, data collection was conducted via in-person interviews, email, and an online questionnaire. The questionnaire, which included a declaration on data ethics and confidentiality, had two primary sections. The first part gathered gender, marital status, age, education, and position. The key research variables in the second segment were assessed using a 7-point Likert scale with 30 items Table 8 provides details on the sample characteristics, including frequency and percentage tests.