Organizational research on job involvement

Samuel Rabinowitz, Douglas T. Hall

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Reviews the literature on job involvement. First, the various definitions of the term are identified and integrated. Next, 3 theoretical perspectives on job involvement are considered: job involvement as an individual characteristic, as a situationally determined variable, and as a product of person-situation interaction. The literature is reviewed in terms of each of these perspectives. A summary table is presented showing the major correlates of job involvement, and a profile of the job-involved person is presented. Conclusions are drawn regarding the nature of job involvement, and new directions for needed research are suggested. (65 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-288
Number of pages24
JournalPsychological Bulletin
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1977
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Psychology


  • organizational research on job involvement, literature review


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