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ERIC Number: ED360659
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Pages: 28
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Organizational Commitment, Socialization, and Identification: A New Approach and Directions for Future Research.
Salazar, Abran J.
This paper integrates the findings of past research which has focused on the individual acquisition of organizational commitment and the effects of that acquisition. The paper first reviews the literature on the three related constructs of commitment, identification, and socialization, providing a critique of the literature that has investigated these concepts. The paper next presents a theoretical orientation that serves as a guiding framework for integrating the findings of past research regarding the processes and effects of individual acquisition of organizational values and goals. The paper explicates how that framework may help further knowledge with respect to William Whyte's best-selling book "The Organization Man," published in 1956. The last section of the paper outlines a series of studies (consisting of six phases) that will allow acquisition of that knowledge from a communication perspective. A figure illustrating the level of intrinsicness associated with processes of social influence and a figure illustrating the processes through which the various components of commitment are acquired are included. Contains 29 references. (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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