Another look at organizational commitment: Some lessons for research and the management of human resources

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Authors: Gbadamosi, G.

Journal: Psychology and Education

Volume: 38

Issue: 1

Pages: 12-29

ISSN: 0033-3077

Organizational commitment has continued to occupy a prominent position in organizational and management literature. This paper focuses on some crucial areas that have dominated research interest. These include the definition, the antecedents and consequences, as well as the measurement of organizational commitment. Several definitions were highlighted although this paper leans on the view that organizational commitment is the individual psychological attachment to the organisation. Whereas the antecedents of organizational commitment remain numerous and controversial, the consequences seem more generally integrated. Numerous measures of the concept were identified in this paper, but the OCQ remains the most widely accepted and utilised. The paper also identified some major implications of the literature for future research, while also making several positive suggestions for the effective management of human resources.

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