A positive relationship between employee engagement and affective commitment is already documented in the literature. However, we do not adequately know how engagement is associated with continuance and normative commitment. Using survey methodology we find that while engagement has a non–significant positive association with continuance commitment; it has a positive association with normative commitment. No negative association was found between engagement and continuance commitment. These results advance prior findings about the effect of employee engagement on different types of commitment and provide understandings in setting effective performance standards in the organization.
Ortiz, D. A. C., Lau, Elaine W. K., & Qin, H. (2013). Quantitative analysis of impacts of employee engagement on continuance and normative commitment. International Journal of Services and Standards, 8(4), 315-331.