Work-related commitment and job performance: It's also the nature of the performance that counts

Mark John Somers, Dee Birnbaum

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This study tested the proposition that relationships among the various types of work-related commitment and job performance are affected by both the form of commitment and the facet of performance under consideration. Results provided some support for this view. As hypothesized, job involvement was related only to performance tied to intrinsically rewarding elements of work, and career commitment was positively related to overall performance effectiveness. Unexpectedly, however, organizational commitment (both affective and continuance) was unrelated to job performance. The discussion is centered on practical implications of these findings and on directions for future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)621-634
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Organizational Behavior
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1998


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychology(all)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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