Identification in Organizational Contexts: Linking Theory and Research from Social and Organizational Psychology

19 Pages Posted: 20 Oct 2003

Abstract

Research in organizational psychology has shown that commitment to the organization correlates with different criteria of work effectiveness. This paper argues that social psychology and, particularly, the Social Identity Approach to intergroup relations extend the concept of commitment theoretically. Above that, it provides a broader conceptual framework for the understanding of underlying processes in the relation between organizational identification and job-related attitudes and behaviours. This theoretical analysis is completed with a review of empirical findings in different fields of application (group performance, work-related attitudes, group norms).

Suggested Citation

van Dick, Rolf, Identification in Organizational Contexts: Linking Theory and Research from Social and Organizational Psychology. International Journal of Management Reviews, Vol. 3, pp. 265-283, December 2001. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=450952

Rolf Van Dick (Contact Author)

Aston Business School ( email )

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