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. This study’s results support recent critiques to Allen and Meyer’s three-dimensional model of organizational commitment.
Lau, Elaine, W. K. (2011, March). “The Effect of Employee Engagement on Continuance and Normative Commitment to the Organization.” Paper presented at Southwest Decision Sciences Institute 42nd Annual Conference, Houston, TX.