Work motivation and organizational commitment: Antecedents and consequences.
2006 (English)In: The South African Conference on Positive Psychology: Individual, Social and Work Wellness.: Potchefstroom, 3-7 April, 2006., 2006Conference paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Over the past decades, the concept of work commitment has attracted empirical research attention both as an antecedent and as a consequence of other work-related variables. Unfortunately, however, the rising interest in commitment as a phenomenon and the growth of commitment related concepts have not been accompanied by careful theoretical consideration of its conceptual domain. An important issue in terms of work commitment concerns the distinction between various foci of commitment. Employees can commit themselves, for instance, to the organization they work for, the workgroup, the job itself, their career, and the union. Another important issue concerns the dimensionality of commitment. A striking characteristic of research on the nature of commitment is that various fundamental dimensions of commitment are sometimes assigned different labels, thus increasing the risk of concept redundancy. This presentation will discuss similarities and differences between various forms of work motivation and commitment, as well as between different dimensions of commitment, in order to arrive at a clearer understanding of the fundamentals of commitment. Since a crucial issue in commitment research concerns the processes through which the different aspects of commitment are assumed to develop, the presentation will also summarize research evidence on the antecedents of commitment. The relation of commitment to various potential outcomes will also be highlighted. The presentation will also point out some future challenges.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
organizational commitment, work attitudes, motivation
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-21390OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-21390DiVA: diva2:187917
Keynote presentation.2007-12-102007-12-10Bibliographically approved