Relationship of Organizational Commitment with Job Satisfaction

Commander NK Natarajan .


This study was conducted as part of a larger study in a public sector organization with an all India presence. This study explored the relationship of organizational commitment with job satisfaction. 220 managers of a large public sector organization were asked to rate 18 items of the commitment scale developed by Meyer & Allen and 15 items of the self developed job satisfaction scales on seven points. Results found that affective commitment is a potent predictor accounting for most of the variance in case of intrinsic, extrinsic and total job satisfaction. In addition, normative commitment accounted for some variance in case of intrinsic job satisfaction and continuance commitment accounted for some variance in case of extrinsic and total job satisfaction. It could therefore be concluded that employee exhibiting high degree of normative commitment may enjoy intrinsic job satisfaction and the ones exhibiting high degree of continuance commitment may enjoy extrinsic and total job satisfaction.


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