ERIC Number: ED081943
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
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Role Performance and Commitment to the Organization.
Franklin, Jack L.
Report examines the relationships between the power exercised by an organization, commitment to the organization, and task performance, using the theory of compliance proposed by Etzioni for the following hypotheses: (1) Organizations relying mostly on normative power tend to elicit more commitment from lower participants than do organizations using mainly utilitarian power. (2) Commitment to the organization has a greater influence on task performance in normative organizations than in utilitarian organizations. (3) Commitment to the informal work group has a greater effect on task performance in normative organizations compared with utilitarian organizations. The first hypothesis is supported by findings; the second receives mixed support and the third is not supported. The theory of compliance is extended and refined to cover findings. Several equations are developed as aids to organizations seeking to increase productivity. (NTIS)
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Organizational Climate, Organizational Development, Organizations (Groups), Productivity, Role Perception, Skilled Workers, Task Performance, Work Attitudes
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB-207 345, MF $1.45, HC $3.00)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Dept. of Sociology.
Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Indiana University