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| Published: September 01, 2018

Optimism Promotes Organizational Commitment

Devika Bhowmik ,

Applied Psychology, Amity Institute of Psychology & Allied Sciences, Amity University, UP, Noida, India Google Scholar More about the auther

Anjali Sahai

Assistant Professor, Amity Institute of Psychology & Allied Sciences, Amity University, UP, Noida, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.044/20180603

DOI: 10.25215/0603.044

ABSTRACT

Optimism is not just faith, but rather the ability to channelize one’s own capabilities, towards building a brighter future. It is a very positive force in the workplace. Optimists may be motivated to work harder; be more satisfied and have high morale, high levels of aspiration and set stretch goals persevere in the face of obstacles and difficulties and make attributions of personal failures and setbacks as temporary, not as personal in adequacy whereas ,Organizational commitment is the unique bond employees experience with the work place and Organization. The present study measures the relationship between optimism and organizational commitment among employees of private sector. For this purpose two scales were used, the Life Orientation Test given by Scheier (1985) and Organizational Commitment Scale by Upinder Dhar, Prashant Mishra & D.K Srivastava (2002).The results indicate significant relationship between optimism and organizational commitment.
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Devika Bhowmik @ sahai.anjali@rediffmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.044/20180603

DOI: 10.25215/0603.044

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Published in   Volume 06, Issue 3, July-September, 2018