Embeddedness theory provides significant insight into understanding the dynamics that constrain and drive the behaviors of IT professionals. Embeddedness provides a frame for understanding the behavior of IT professionals in a variety of different settings, including their job, their place in the IT function, their place in their employing organization, and their relationship with their profession. Furthermore, embeddedness can explain how factors germane to the IT profession, such as learning demands, IT skills development and training can influence individual level outcomes, such as organizational citizenship behaviors, performance, absenteeism and turnover. We intend to gather data from a sample of IT professionals and will conduct data analysis via structural equation modeling.
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