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Handbook of Employee Commitment

A high level of employee commitment holds particular value for organizations owing to its impact on organizational effectiveness and employee well-being. This Handbook provides an up-to-date review of theory and research pertaining to employee commitment in the workplace, outlining its value for both employers and employees and identifying key factors in its development, maintenance or decline. Including chapters from leading theorists and researchers from around the world, this Handbook presents cumulated and cutting-edge research exploring what commitment is, the different forms it can take, and how it is distinct from related concepts such as employee engagement, work motivation, embeddedness, the psychological contract, and organizational identification. Examining topics such as high-commitment work systems, work attitudes and motivation, the Handbook provides integration with related literatures. Internationally applicable, sections also discuss the implications of culture differences for commitment and present the latest developments in research methods and analytic techniques that can be used to advance our understanding of commitment. Comprehensive and engaging, the Handbook of Employee Commitment is essential reading for commitment scholars and researchers interested in the latest developments in the field as well as for international scholars who will benefit from its guidance on how to approach research in unique cultures. It will also prove of prime interest to managers and management consultants with its wealth of suggestions to guide evidence-based practice.
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Contents: Introduction 1. Employee Commitment: An Introduction and Roadmap J.P. Meyer Part I Conceptualization of Commitment 2. Commitment as a Unidimensional Construct H.J. Klein and H. Park 3. Commitment as a Multi-Dimensional Construct N.J. Allen 4. Multiple Foci of Workplace Commitments T.E. Becker Part II Related Constructs 5. A Motivational Model of Employee Attachment to an Organization M. Gagne and J. Howard 6. Organizational Commitment and Employee Engagement: 10 Key Questions S.L. Albrecht and O.J. Dineen 7. Job Embeddedness, Employee Commitment and Related Constructs B.C. Holtom 8. Organizational Identification R. Van Dick 9. Psychological Contracts S.D. Hansen and Y. Griep Part III Foci of Commitment 10. Occupational Commitment J.P. Meyer and J.A. Espinoza 11. Social commitments C. Vandenberghe 12. The Rise, Decline, Resurrection, and Growth of Union Commitment Research P. Horsman, D.G. Gallaghar and E.K. Kelloway 13. Action Commitments J.P. Meyer and B.K. Anderson Part IV Consequences of Commitment 14. Employee Turnover and Absenteeism I.R. Gellatly and L.M. Hedberg 15. Employee Commitment and Performance D.J. Stanley and J.P. Meyer 16. Counterproductive Work Behavior B. Marcus 17. Employee Commitment and Well-being A.C. Chris, E.R. Maltin and J.P. Meyer 18. Affective Consequences of Workplace Commitments H.J. Klein and C.T. Brinsfield Part V Drivers of Commitment 19. Individual Differences as Causes of the Development of Commitment M.E. Bergman and V.A. Jean 20. Person-Environment Fits as Drivers of Commitment A.E.M. van Vianen, M.R.W. Hamstra and J. Koen 21. Strategic Human Resource Management and Organizational Commitment K. Jiang 22. Organizational Leadership and Employee Commitment M. Trivisonno and J. Barling 23. Employee Empowerment and Organizational Commitment Laschinger, E. Read and Z. Junhong 24. Perceived Organizational Support F. Stinglhamber, G. Caesens, L. Clark and R. Eisenberger 25. Organizational Justice and Employee Commitment: A Review of Contemporary Research D.R. Bobocel and F. Mu Part VI Commitment across Cultures 26. Understanding Commitment Across Cultures S.A. Wasti 27. Commitment in Europe J. Felfe and J. Wombacher 28. Employee Commitment in China A. Newman and D. Wang 29. An Examination of the Social-Institutional, Cultural, and Organizational Antecedents of Commitment in India V.L. Dhir, N.L. Bremner and S. Datta 30. Commitment in the Middle East A. Cohen 31. Organizational Commitment: A Latin American Soap Opera L.M. Arciniega Part VII Methodological Issues 32. A Contemporary Update on Testing for Measurement Equivalence and Invariance R.J. Vandenberg and N.A. Morelli 33. Tracking Change in Commitment over Time: The Latent Growth Modeling Approach K. Bentein 34. Capturing the process of committing: Design Requirements for a Temporal Measurement Instrument W. van Olffen, O.N. Solinger and R.A. Roe 35. Person-Centered Research Strategies in Commitment Research A.J.S. Morin Part VIII Conclusion 36. Employee Commitment: A Back and Moving Forward J.P. Meyer Index

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Edited by John P. Meyer, Department of Psychology, Social Science Centre, University of Western Ontario, Canada and Professor, Curtin Business School, Curtin University, Australia


`Workplace commitment has commanded the attention of established researchers for many years. Young, emerging scholars throughout the world are also drawn to this important topic. This Handbook does what a handbook should: it offers the latest thinking on commitment, its fundamental nature, its antecedents, its consequences, its targets, its measurement, and yes, even its "dark sides". We learn too there are still many unanswered questions and controversies surrounding commitment. This volume provides the impetus to answer these questions and to advance our understanding of this captivating topic.' -- Paula C. Morrow, Iowa State University, US `This book is the most comprehensive examination of employee commitment in Eastern as well as Western cultures on the market. Hence, it will be of utmost interest to behavioral scientists as well as practitioners who work with international organizations' -- Gary Latham, University of Toronto, Canada `If you need a readable topographical map of commitment in organizations, this is the book. Thorough, clear, grounded in research, and multinational in its contributors, the Handbook is a valuable resource for scholars, students, and reflective practitioners. Reflecting both areas of agreement and divergence, the Handbook brings the reader up to speed on key issues for research and practice, and guides researchers toward important avenues for future study.' -- Denise M. Rousseau, Carnegie Mellon University, US

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