Employee—Organization Linkages

Employee—Organization Linkages

The Psychology of Commitment, Absenteeism, and Turnover

1st Edition - January 28, 1981

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  • Authors: Richard T. Mowday, Lyman W. Porter, Richard M. Steers
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483267395

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Employee-Organization Linkages: The Psychology of Commitment, Absenteeism, and Turnover summarizes the theory and research on employee-organization linkages, including the processes through which employees become linked to work organizations, the quality of such linkages, and how linkages are weakened or severed. The text identifies the determinants of employee commitment, absenteeism, and turnover, as well as their consequences for the individual, work groups, and the larger organization. The book also presents conceptual models on how employees become committed to, decide to be absent from, and decide to leave their organizations. Human resource practitioners, managers, employers, and industrial psychologists will find the book very informative and insightful.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    1 Employee-Organization Linkages: An Introduction

    Importance of Employee-Organization Linkages

    Impact of Societal Changes on Employee-Organization Linkages

    Implications of Reduced Employee-Organization Linkages

    Plan of the Book

    2 Nature of Organizational Commitment

    Definition of Organizational Commitment

    Antecedents of Organizational Commitment

    Consequences of Organizational Commitment


    3 Development of Organizational Commitment

    Development of Organizational Commitment: A Conceptual Framework

    Anticipation: Pre-employment and Job Choice Influences on Commitment

    Initiation: Early Employment Influences on Organizational Commitment

    Entrenchment: Continuing Commitment to Organizations

    Longitudinal Studies of the Commitment Process

    Organizational Commitment: A Future Research Agenda


    4 Determinants of Employee Absenteeism

    Extent and Cost of Absenteeism

    Relationship between Absenteeism and Turnover

    Measuring Employee Absenteeism

    A Model of Employee Attendance

    Employee Absenteeism: A Future Research Agenda


    5 Determinants of Employee Turnover

    Extent of Turnover

    Measuring Employee Turnover

    Previous Research on Employee Turnover

    A Model of Voluntary Employee Turnover

    Employee Turnover: A Future Research Agenda


    6 Consequences of Employee Commitment Turnover, and Absenteeism

    Consequences of Employee Commitment

    Consequences of Employee Turnover

    Consequences of Employee Absenteeism

    Consequences of Employee-Organization Linkages: A Future Research Agenda


    7 Accommodating the Participation-Withdrawal Decision: A Cognitive Analysis

    Attitudinal Consequences of Decisions to Stay or Leave

    Interpreting the Causes of Turnover Behavior

    Cognitive Accommodation of the Participation Decision: A Future Research Agenda


    8 Conclusion: An Agenda for Managers

    Nature of Employee-Organization Linkages

    Issues for Management

    Approaches Available to Managers to Strengthen Linkages


    Appendix The Measurement of Organizational Commitment


    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 264
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1981
  • Published: January 28, 1981
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483267395

About the Authors

Richard T. Mowday

Lyman W. Porter

Richard M. Steers

About the Editor

Peter Warr

Affiliations and Expertise

The University, Sheffield, U.K.

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