Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

Spring 3-2011


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.


This is the unpublished proceeding of a paper presented at the Southwest Decision Sciences Institute 42nd Annual Conference held on March 9-12, 2011 in Houston Texas. Copyright © 2011 the author. All rights reserved.