A cross-level model of organizational commitment antecedents

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Farabi Campus University of Tehran

2 Shahid Beheshti University


Since 1960s, organizational commitment and its antecedents studied from a single– level view; but the study by taking multilevel approach received less attention. In this research, a conceptual cross– level model of organizational commitment antecedents proposed and tested. Data obtained from 461 faculty members of Tehran major universities. Hierarchical linear models examined using HLM6.08. Results showed that consideration has the most moderating effect and moderates seven relationships (e.g., relationship between organizational commitment and perceived management esteem). Participation in decision-making moderates six relationships (e.g., relationship between trust in management and perceived management support). Feedback moderates four relationships (e.g., relationship between organizational commitment and perceived procedural justice). Positive discipline moderates two relationships (relationship between organizational commitment and perceived management esteem and relationship between organizational commitment and trust in management).


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