American Journal of Applied Sciences

Typology of Organisational Commitment

Rajendran Muthuveloo and Raduan Che Rose

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2005.1078.1081

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 2, Issue 6

Pages 1078-1081


This paper presents a contemporary review of the term commitment from an organisational perspective. The paper highlights the typology of employee commitment and of organisational commitment. Organisational commitment is a subset of employee commitment, which is comprised of work commitment, career commitment and organisational commitment. Organisational commitment, in turn, can be subdivided into affective commitment, continuance commitment and normative commitment. As a combination of both attitudinal and behavioural approaches, organisational commitment is defined as employees’ acceptance, involvement and dedication (AID) towards achieving the organisation’s goals. It is the willingness of employees to accept organisational values, and goals, and to work towards achieving these; to be fully involved, and participate, in all the activities, both work and non-work related, of the organisation; and to dedicate time, and effort, towards the betterment of the organisation.


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