Organizational Commitment: Pre-Employment Propensity and Initial Work Experiences

Jon L. Pierce, Randall B. Dunham

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This study tracked the development of organizational commitment from a pre-employment period through the first three months of employment. All major linkages in the Mowday, Porter and Steers (1982) model of the determinants of organizational commitment were tested and supported. Commitment had a strong association with behavioral intentions to turnover, which in turn were significantly associated with subsequent turnover behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-178
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Management
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1987


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