A Causal Paradigm of the Antecedents of Organizational Commitment – Case of Loco Pilots of Indian Railways

  • S.M. Khan Psycho Technical Unit, Western Railway, Mumbai-400020
Keywords: Loco Pilots, Shunter, Mail/Express, Indian Railways, Citizenship behavior, Work Relations

Abstract

Although several studies have examined organizational commitment in relation to needs satisfaction and work environment, none have investigated causal paradigm and antecedents of measured variables. Using path analysis modeling, this paper takes the first step at closing this literature gap. The direct effect of satisfaction of social needs, citizenship behaviour and recognition at work and work relations on organizational commitment was observed. The cumulative indirect effect of these variables on organizational commitment of Loco Pilots was significant. The results suggest that Indian Railways may need to focus more on these variables in spawning greater commitment among Loco Pilots. Organizational/managerial implications of casual paradigm of the antecedents of organizational commitment suggested.

Int. J. Soc. Sci. Manage. Vol-2, issue-3: 214-221

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ijssm.v2i3.12553

 

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Author Biography

S.M. Khan, Psycho Technical Unit, Western Railway, Mumbai-400020

Scietific Officer/Psy,

Psycho Technical Unit,

Western Railway, Mumbai

Published
2015-07-25
How to Cite
Khan, S. (2015). A Causal Paradigm of the Antecedents of Organizational Commitment – Case of Loco Pilots of Indian Railways. International Journal of Social Sciences and Management, 2(3), 214-221. https://doi.org/10.3126/ijssm.v2i3.12553
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