To address the lack of a theoretical framework to clarify the psychological mechanism of how and why positive occupational self-efficacy is associated with high work engagement, in this study we focused on organizational commitment
, a concept with roots in commitment theory that is used to describe how an individual comes to adopt a course of action or connect to an entity (Meyer & Herscovitch, 2001).
Affective organizational commitment
is one of the main determinants of worker retention in organizations (Barros & Scheible, 2008) and this variable, like other variables that conditioning the retention process, is influenced by other organizational variables.
Corporate social responsibility, organizational identification, organizational commitment
, employee engagement
is a connection among employees and organization, this alliance persuades employees to remain loyal with an organization (Akhtar, Shabir, Safdar, and Akhtar, 2017).
Porter, 1979, "The Measurement of Organizational Commitment
." Journal of Vocational Behavior, 14, 224-247.
is one of the elements that guarantee the commitment of the nursing staff with the quality of service and care, even in high-stress situations and work contexts with few human and organizational resources.
In this context, the retention of talented and knowledgeableworkers has become very difficultand challenging as well (Joo, 2010)43% of the variance in organizational commitment
was explained by organizational learning culture and LMX quality.
The current research was conducted to identify the important antecedents and major consequences of organizational commitment
and to explain their relationship with the commitment level of the teachers (lecturers and assistant professors) of the Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences of the University of the Punjab (PU).
Akintayo's study (2010) conducted in Nigeria shows that as work-family role conflict significantly influence organizational commitment
among industrial workers, therefore "The level of family responsibilities of the workers need to be considered during recruitment, in assigning responsibilities and placement process in order to foster organizational commitment
Due to its impact on employees' level of absenteeism, rate of turnover, intention to leave and many other unwanted occupational behavior, organizational commitment
has gained a currency in management academic literature since 1970 (Chang, 1999 and Rajendran & Raduan, 2005).
The studies that look at the performance of public organizations have considered a number of factors, which include organizational culture and organizational commitment
. However, little is known about whether these factors play the same influence in Saudi Arabia due to the lack of local studies (Al-Shuwairekh, 2005).