Organizational commitment and psychological attachment: The effects of compliance, identification, and internalization on prosocial behavior.

  title={Organizational commitment and psychological attachment: The effects of compliance, identification, and internalization on prosocial behavior.},
  author={Charles A. O'Reilly and Jennifer A. Chatman},
  journal={Journal of Applied Psychology},
Previous research on organizational commitment has typically not focused on the underlying dimensions of psychological attachment to the organization. Results of two studies using university employees (N = 82) and students (N = 162) suggest that psychological attachment may be predicated on compliance, identification, and internalization (e.g., Kelman, 19S8). Identification and internalization are positively related to prosocial behaviors and negatively related to turnover. Internalization is… 

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