Organizational Commitment

Howard J. Klein, Heeman Park

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Organizational commitment is the psychological bond an employee has to their employing organization. Commitment has been one of the most frequently examined constructs in organizational research because of the demonstrated impact it has on outcomes important to individuals and organizations. In this article, we define commitment, discuss the evolution of the construct, overview the outcomes and antecedents of commitment, contrast commitment to other related constructs, and outline current issues in the study of commitment requiring attention in future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780080970875
ISBN (Print)9780080970868
StatePublished - Mar 26 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


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