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Types of Attitudes - Values And Attitudes

   Posted On :  18.05.2018 05:28 am

A person may have a multitude of attitudes, but for the purpose of our study let us know about the job-related attitudes.

Types of Attitudes
 
 
A person may have a multitude of attitudes, but for the purpose of our study let us know about the job-related attitudes. These job-related attitudes are positive or negative evaluations held by employees about various aspects of their work environment. Essentially, there are three important attitudes concerned with job: job satisfaction, job involvement, and organizational commitment.
 
 

Job Satisfaction

 
 
One of the tasks of a manager is to provide job satisfaction to the employees. Job satisfaction refers to an individual’s general attitude toward his or her job. A person with a high level of job satisfaction holds positive attitudes toward the job, while a person with low job satisfaction holds negative atti¬tudes towards the job. When we talk about employee attitudes, mostly we mean job satisfaction. As a matter of fact, the two are closely related.
 

Job Involvement

 
 
The term “job involvement” is relatively a recent concept in the litera¬ture. There is no complete agreement over what the term means. Generally, it refers to the degree to which a person identifies with his job, actively participates in it, and considers his perfor¬mance important to his self-worth. Individuals who express high involvement in their jobs are likely to be more productive, have higher satisfaction, and are less likely to resign than employees with low involvement.
 

Organizational Commitment

 
 
Commitment reflects an individual’s orientation toward the organization by tapping his or her loyalty to, identification with, and involvement in the organization. Individuals who are highly committed see their identity as closely attached to that of the organization. Like job involvement, highly committed employees will be better performers and have lower turnover than those with low levels of commitment to the organization.
 
It may be understood that when people talk about job attitudes and their impact on behav¬ior, obviously they are referring to the positive or negative appraisals that people make about their job or organization. Job satisfaction is the most popular attitude measured in organizations, but more recently there has been increased attention given to job involvement and organizational commitment. All these attitudes are measured with a view to predict employee behaviours like performance, productivity, absenteeism, turnover and unionization.

 

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