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An Analysis Oforganizationalcommitmentusing Meyer And Allen’S Typology: Acomparative Studyon Public And Private Sector Employees


  • Unsal S›gr›

    () (Marmara University)


Individuals shall commit to an organization from a reciprocity and social exchange point of view; and serve organizational purposes such as adopting extra-role behaviors, goals and targets voluntarily. Organizational commitment gains importance in the literature since it has affirmative outcomes for organizations. Although there are many classifications of organizational commitment, the Meyer and Allen’s typology that was used in this research which includes; affective, continuance and normative commitments. The aim of this research was to find out possible differentiation between government and private sector employees’organizational commitment levels according to the typology of Meyer and Allen’s sub-dimensions. In the light of the findings, the “continuance commitment†had appeared in a higher level in public sector while the private sector had higher levels of “affective†and “normative†commitments. In addition to this, the corelation between the demographics and the organizational commitment was studied. Findings of the study show that affective and normative commitments of employees are closely related to such demografic attributes as gender,employees’institutional position and the length of service; but none of these attributes seems to be related to the continuance commitment.

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  • Unsal S›gr›, 2007. "An Analysis Oforganizationalcommitmentusing Meyer And Allen’S Typology: Acomparative Studyon Public And Private Sector Employees," Anadolu University Journal of Social Sciences, Anadolu University, vol. 7(2), pages 261-278, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:and:journl:v:7:y:2007:i:2:p:261-278

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    Organizational Commitment; Continuance Commitment; Affective Commitment; Normative Commitment;

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    • M10 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - General


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