A COMPARISON OF TWO ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT SCALES

KENNETH R. FERRIS*, NISSIM ARANYA

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Abstract

This study examines the scale characteristics of two widely utilized measures of organizational commitment. Using data collected from a sample of 1,105 professional accountants, the findings indicated that while both instruments exhibited a high degree of internal reliability, the Porter et al. (1974) instrument exhibited significantly greater predictive validity with respect to intended turnover than did the Hrebiniak and Alutto (1972) instrument. However, for a limited sample of data, no difference was found between the predictive ability of the two measures with respect to actual turnover. In addition, the relationship between a set of ten common predictor variables and organizational commitment was found to be substantially greater when commitment was measured using the Porter et al. instrument.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-98
Number of pages12
JournalPersonnel Psychology
Volume36
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1983

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