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Organizational Commitment and Job Performance in the U.S. Labor Force

Citation

Kalleberg, Arne L. & Marsden, Peter V. (1995). Organizational Commitment and Job Performance in the U.S. Labor Force. Greenwich, Conn.: JAI Press.

Abstract

This paper examines the relationship between organizational commitment and job performance. We first discuss the theoretical rationale for why organizational commitment should enhance job performance. Then, we estimate the empirical relations between these constructs using data from a recent survey of a representative sample of employed Americans--the 1991 General Social Survey. These data suggest that there is a statistically significant--though modest--relationship between the "effort" dimension of organizational commitment and job performance. We next evaluate several possible explanations of this observed effect of commitment on performance. We finally discuss some of the implications and possible interpretations of our results.

URL

http://gss.norc.org/Documents/reports/topical-reports/TR24.pdf

Notes

Research in the Sociology of Work

Reference Type

Book

Book Title

The Meaning of Work

Author(s)

Kalleberg, Arne L.
Marsden, Peter V.

Editor(s)

Simpson, Richard L.
Simpson, Ida Harper

Year Published

1995

Publisher

JAI Press

City of Publication

Greenwich, Conn.

Reference ID

108

Miscellaneous

Vol. 5