Measures of New Constructs or Old Ones? The Case of Organizational Commitment and Job Satisfaction
Gerhart, Barry A.; Judge, Timothy A.
The construct validity of organizational commitment has recently been investigated in several studies. The authors of these studies have concluded that organizational commitment is a valid construct, sufficiently distinct from job satisfaction. Our re-analysis of data reported in these studies, however, suggests that the construct validity evidence is unconvincing. Analysis of meta-analytic results cast further doubt on the discriminant validity of organizational commitment as typically measured. Based on these findings, suggestions for future research are offered.
CAHRS; ILR; center; human resource; job; worker; advanced; labor market; job satisfaction; work; organizational commitment; construct validity; involvement