A Construct Validity Study of Commitment and Perceived Support Variables Journal Article uri icon



  • Social exchange theory suggests that employees feel commitment toward both their employing organizations and their work teams, while also experiencing varying levels of support from these same entities. Unfortunately, previous work has neither fully explored this possibility nor tested the capacity of currently available instruments to adequately measure the distinctiveness of the associated constructs. To address this need, we collected data from 902 employees in four diverse organizations. As predicted, respondents distinguished among organizational commitment, team commitment, organizational support, and team support. Furthermore, as predicted, perceived support from an entity predicted commitment to that same entity.

publication date

  • April 1, 2005

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  • closed

Date in CU Experts

  • June 12, 2014 10:39 AM

Full Author List

  • Bishop JW; Scott KD; Goldsby MG; Cropanzano R

author count

  • 4

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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1059-6011

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-3993

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 153

end page

  • 180


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