Organizational socialization training (OST), tenure, and predicting organizational commitment

by Lucabaugh, Jeremy D., Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2015, 105 pages; 3681284


The purpose of this study was to determine if organizational commitment could be predicted by organizational socialization training and tenure. Participants included 35 employees of various job titles and tenure from a wholesale trade company (NAICS code 423830, classified as Industrial Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers). Employees in the experimental group participated in organizational socialization training (OST) and responded to the Organizational Commitment Questionnaire (OCQ). Employees in the control group only responded to the OCQ, and did not participate in the trainings. All participants also responded to a demographic questionnaire. Results indicated that tenure was a significant predictor of organizational commitment. Results also indicated that OST was not a significant predictor of organizational commitment. However, data analysis concluded that the participants in the study already had remarkably high organizational commitment, which may account the inability of the OST to raise organizational commitment levels much higher than they already were. This created a limitation for the study as well as ideas for future research.

AdviserHoward Fero
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsManagement; Occupational psychology; Organizational behavior
Publication Number3681284

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