Beyond the three-component model of organizational commitment.

  title={Beyond the three-component model of organizational commitment.},
  author={Omar N. Solinger and Woody van Olffen and Robert A. Roe},
  journal={The Journal of applied psychology},
  volume={93 1},
This article offers a conceptual critique of the three-component model (TCM) of organizational commitment (Allen & Meyer, 1990) and proposes a reconceptualization based on standard attitude theory. The authors use the attitude-behavior model by Eagly and Chaiken (1993) to demonstrate that the TCM combines fundamentally different attitudinal phenomena. They argue that general organizational commitment can best be understood as an attitude regarding the organization, while normative and… 

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