Organizational Commitment of Student Employees: A Study of Oakland University Undergraduate Admissions Employees


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The purpose of this research is to study how the components of organizational commitment vary for a sample of college students working on-campus jobs. Nineteen student employees, 15 current and 4 previous, from Oakland University’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions comprised the sample for a survey to assess their organizational commitment. The results of the survey demonstrated that student employees respond to the same factors that employees in longer-term careers do. The sample of student employees responded most strongly to questions asking about affective commitment, demonstrating that factors of affective commitment are very important to student employees. The study confirmed that the established measure of organizational commitment is relevant for and applicable to college students working in alternative employment situations.



Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Psychology, Organizational commitment, Student employment