Determining the Antecedents of Organizational Commitment: Public vs. Private Organization



This study was aimed to examine the antecedents of organizational commitment in public andprivate organizations of Pakistan. Organizational commitment is a behavior that extends beyondthe functions and conduct formally required of workers in an organization. Such behavior iscritical because of its role in better organizational performance. This present study is quantitativein nature and aimed at evaluating antecedents of organizational commitment. A questionnairewas designed and data was collected from a sample of 350 people within public and private sector organizations. We used nine hypothesis to test the relationship and used descriptive analysis, correlation analysis and reliability test. We found a strong relationship between organizational commitment and employee retention. We found interesting comparison and results for public and private organizations. The result of the study suggest different strategies that can be implemented to increase employees’ commitment and performance.

Keywords: Organizational commitment, determinants, public and private organizations.

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