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Organizational Commitment

Module 6: Week 6 – M6: Assignment 6

Baroness Thompson

PSY320 Industrial Organizational Psychology

Marian Orr

April 8, 2008

Organizational Commitment
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Organizational Commitment

I believe Susie feel’s content as an employee of the Management team at Ace

Enterprises. Her feelings and work can have a positive impact on the company as a

whole. She is in Management.

The company can grow as with her help. She feels satisfied. Her family is looking

at her position from a different point of view. They can focus on relations among

affective, continuance, and normative commitment with her and her company. Her

organization needs her. She should ask her family to showdown her through out her day.

They may v view her position differently. This can include relations between the three

forms of commitment and variables identified as their antecedents, correlates, and

consequences. Susie’s friends and family can have a negative affect on Susie’s work

performance. Susie’s company is a very good company.

Three-Component Model consists of three forms of commitment. They are

related yet distinguishable from one another as well as from job satisfaction, job

involvement, and occupational commitment. Affective and continuance commitment

generally correlated as expected with their hypothesized antecedent variables; no unique

antecedents of normative commitment.

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All three forms of commitment related negatively to withdrawal cognition and

turnover, and affective commitment had the strongest and most favorable correlations

with organization-relevant (attendance, performance, and organizational citizenship

behavior) and employee-relevant (stress and work–family conflict) outcomes.

In closing, normative commitment is also associated with desirable outcomes,

albeit not as strongly. Continuance commitment was unrelated or related negatively, to

these outcomes. Comparisons of studies conducted within and outside North America

revealed considerable similarity yet suggested that more systematic primary research

concerning cultural differences is warranted.

Assignment 2: Organizational Commitment

Susie worked for Ace Enterprises for 12 years. She was always happy with her work and

felt like she belonged at Ace Enterprises and didn’t want to leave. Many of her friends

were her coworkers, and she played on the company softball team.

The management at Ace Enterprises helped Susie advance in her career. The organization

provided her with training opportunities and stood by her when she needed to take time

off to deal with personal problems.

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Recently, Susie’s friends and family suggested that a person with her credentials would

have plenty of job opportunities and that she should find a better paying, more interesting

job elsewhere. However, Susie told them she preferred to stay at Ace Enterprises. Not

only did she like her job and coworkers, but also felt that they gave her a lot in return for

her work.

Affective commitment

Continuance commitment

Normative commitment

What are your views of Susie’s commitment to her organization? Based on Susie’s

experiences at Ace Enterprises, provide examples of each of the three components of

organizational commitment.

Why should organizations be concerned with organizational commitment? What, if

anything, should executives do to encourage organizational commitment in their


Submit your response to the Faculty by Sunday, April 6, 2008. Your response should be at

least one page long. You can use the Organizational Commitment template to submit the


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Week 6 Project 2

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria and Respective Point Value Maximum


Described their views of Susie’s commitment to her organization. 20

Provided examples of each component of organizational commitment, based on Susie’s

experiences at Ace Enterprises.


Stated with reasons why they think organizations should be concerned with

organizational commitment.


Described what executives should do to encourage organizational commitment in their



Total: 70

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Reference Page Thompson final project.doc

Argosy Lecture Notes. (2007). Retrieved April 8, 2008, from project 2 M4

Organizational Commitment
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