| Published: September 25, 2016
Self Efficacy as Predictor of Organizational Commitment among Revenue Personnel
Organizational commitment is becoming increasingly recognized in industrial/organizational literature. Self efficacy beliefs affect performance in a wide spectrum of life including the work place. The aim of the present study was to explore the relationship between self efficacy and organizational commitment and to find out the extent to which self efficacy significantly predicts organizational commitment among revenue personnel. It was hypothesized that the relationship between self efficacy and organizational commitment will be positive and that self efficacy will significantly predict organizational commitment. For this purpose, a sample of one hundred revenue personnel, in the age range of thirty to forty years were incidentally selected from Lucknow and other nearby cities and districts of India. The minimum job experience of the participants was five years. Self efficacy was measured using the Generalized self efficacy scale by Schwarzer and Jerusalem (1995).The organizational commitment scale developed by Khan and Mishra , was used to measure the commitment of employees towards their organization. Pearson product moment correlation analysis and regression analysis was conducted on the obtained data. Results reveal a positive and significant relationship between self efficacy and organizational commitment[r=0.356][ p value 0.01]. A positive significant relationship was also found between self efficacy and the three sub scales of organizational commitment namely affective commitment, continuance commitment and normative commitment. Further, the regression analysis revealed that self efficacy significantly predicts organizational commitment among revenue personnel.
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© 2016, S Agarwal, P Mishra
Received: July 14, 2016; Revision Received: August 25, 2016; Accepted: September 25, 2016
Published in Volume 03, Issue 4, July-September, 2016