Author

Richard Johns

Defense Date

6-2-2005

Graduation Date

2005

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

thesis

Degree Name

MA

Department

Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy

School

McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

Committee Chair

Richard A. Colignon

Committee Member

Joseph D. Yenerall

Keywords

Affective Commitment, Continuance Commitment, Effort Commitment, Organizational Commitment

Abstract

This study examines the relationship between organizational commitment, job performance, and several individual and work-related variables. My research proceeds in two steps. First, I replicate the analysis between job performance and the individual and workrelated characteristics found in, Organizational Commitment and Job Performance in the U.S. Labor Force (Research in the Sociology of Work, Volume 5, 1995), by Arne Kalleberg and Peter Marsden. Second, I analyze the relationship between affective, effort, and continuance commitment and the individual and work-related characteristics using both bivariate and multivariate analyses. My findings suggest that autonomy and career advancement are the strongest indicators followed by gender, race, and measurement of output. The findings also raise interesting questions involving the definition and understanding of the concept of self-employment.

Format

PDF

Language

English

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