CitationKalleberg, Arne L. & Marsden, Peter V. (1995). Organizational Commitment and Job Performance in the U.S. Labor Force. Greenwich, Conn.: JAI Press.
AbstractThis 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.
NotesResearch in the Sociology of Work
Book TitleThe Meaning of Work
Author(s)Kalleberg, Arne L.
Marsden, Peter V.