Organizational Commitment: Definition, Theory & Types


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Which one of the following is the best explanation of organizational commitment?

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1. Which one of the following is a leading theory of organizational commitment?

2. If you stay at your job because you want to, what commitment component is relevant to explain this type of commitment?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will explore concepts related to the three-component model of organizational commitment. The quiz will test you on the different motivations that can make a person feel attached to an organization.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The assets test you on the following:

  • Definition of organizational commitment
  • The leading theory of the commitment
  • Characteristics of affective commitment
  • Detrimental type of commitment
  • How a normative commitment might be displayed

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding how a normative commitment might be displayed and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics of affective commitment
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on organizational commitment

Additional Learning

Learning more about organizational commitment can help you analyze your employees' performance or even your own actions. The lesson, Organizational Commitment: Definition, Theory & Types, will help you get more information. It has the following objectives:

  • Understand what organizational commitment is
  • Describe the role played by organizational commitment in a person's tenure
  • Identify the prominent theory in organizational commitment
  • Explain the characteristics of each of the components to the model
  • Appreciate the areas affected by one's organizational commitment