any incompatibility between two or more attitudes or between behavior and attitudes
A positive feeling about one's job resulting from an evaluation of its characteristics. Influenced by pay and personality (core self-evaluation)
The degree to which a person identifies with a job, actively participates in it, and considers performance important to self-worth.
employees' belief in the degree to which they affect their work environment, their competence, the meaningfulness of their job, and their perceived autonomy in their work
The degree to which an employee identifies with a particular organization and its goals and wishes to maintain membership in the organization. Less important now than in the past. Now - occupational commitment (loyalty to profession rather than employer)
Dimension of Organizational Commitment. An emotional attachment to an organization and a belief in its values
Dimension of Organizational Commitment. The perceived economic value of remaining with an organization compared with leaving it
Dimension of Organizational Commitment. An obligation to remain with an organization for moral or ethical reasons
Perceived Organizational Support (POS)
The degree to which employees believe an organization values their contribution and cares about their well-being. Higher when rewards are fair, employees are involved in decision making, and supervisors are seen as supportive.
An individual's involvement with, satisfaction with, and enthusiasm for the work he or she does
Bottom-Line Conclusions individuals have about their capabilities, competence, and worth as a person.
Satisfied workers are more productive AND more productive workers are more satisfied!
Satisfied employees are less likely to quit. Moderating variables: Economic environment and tenure, organizational actions taken to retain high performers and to weed out lower performers