Organizational Commitment and Intra role, Extra role Behavior in Employees of Pharmaceutical Companies

Author: Momna Saba

Supervisor: Faiz Younas

Degree: BS

Year: 2012-2016

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The present study aimed to investigate the relationship between affective organizational commitment, normative organizational commitment and intra role/extra role behaviors in employees of pharmaceutical companies. It was hypothesized that affective organizational commitment and normative organizational commitment has positive relationship with intra role and extra role behaviors. Correlational cross sectional research design was used in the study. Convenient sampling was used. The sample consisted of pharmaceutical employees in (n = 75 males, n = 75 females) with age range (25 to 60) years (M = 33.58, SD = 8.22).Affective organizational commitment and normative organizational commitment were measured through Organizational Commitment Questionnaire (Allen & Meyer, 1997). Intra role and extra role behaviors were measured by Smith’s Intra role and Extra role Dimensions (Smith, Organ & Near, 1983). The results showed that affective organizational commitment is positively related to intra role and extra role behaviors. Moreover, normative organizational commitment also has positive relation to intra role and extra role behaviors. Thus the findings are consistent with the hypothesis. The present study has brought this topic to further steps in its importance. It opens worthwhile opportunities to more understanding of this aspect as commitment towards the organization serves as success equation in one’s life.

Keywords: Affective Organizational Commitment, Normative Organizational Commitment, Intra Role Behavior, Extra Role Behavior.

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