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Typology of Organisational Commitment

Rajendran Muthuveloo1 and Raduan Che Rose1
  • 1 Graduate School of Management, University Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM, Serdang, Selangor Darulehsan, Malaysia


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.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 2 No. 6, 2005, 1078-1081


Submitted On: 11 May 2005 Published On: 30 June 2005

How to Cite: Muthuveloo, R. & Rose, R. C. (2005). Typology of Organisational Commitment. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 2(6), 1078-1081.

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  • employee commitment
  • affective commitment
  • continuance commitment
  • normative commitment