Organizational commitment: towards an integrated concept linking the attitudinal and behavioral approaches

Menezes, Igor and Bittencourt Bastos, Antonio Virgilio and Riccio Duran, Victor and Veloso, Tainã and Almeida, Kauê (2015) Organizational commitment: towards an integrated concept linking the attitudinal and behavioral approaches. International Journal of Management Sciences, 6 (4). pp. 204-217. ISSN 2310-2829

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Abstract

This study examines a set of attitudinal and behavioral variables in order to develop an integrative concept of organizational commitment. Structural Equation Modeling was utilized to assess a possible conceptual overlap between organizational commitment and other related constructs. Five measures were employed: the affective scale; the continuance scale; the behavioral intentions to organizational commitment scale and the behavioral intentions to remain in the organization scale. Obtained results (N=1,869) indicate that: 1) The continuance dimension does not integrate the concept of organizational commitment; 2) Attitudinal organizational commitment is a unidimensional construct, constituted only by the affective dimension; and 3) The intentions to remain in the organization are not a component of the organizational commitment. We conclude that organizational commitment is best described as a sort of social attachment established between the worker and an organization, composed largely of an affective component which predisposes individuals to assume proactive behaviors toward an organization.

Keywords:Organizational Psychology, Organizational Commitment, Structural Equation Modeling, JCOpen
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N215 Organisational Development
C Biological Sciences > C870 Psychometrics
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
Lincoln International Business School
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Deposited On:15 May 2017 09:15

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