Organizational CommitmentScales

Affective Commitment Scale items
  1. I would be very happy to spend the rest of my career with this organization
  2. I enjoy discussing my organization with people outside it
  3. I really feel as if this organization’s problems are my own
  4. I think that I could easily become as attached to another organization as I am to this one (R)
  5. I do not feel like ‘part of the family’ at my organization (R)
  6. I do not feel ’emotionally attached’ to this organization (R)
  7. This organization has a great deal of personal meaning for me
  8. I do not feel a strong sense of belonging to my organization (R)
Continuance Commitment Scale items
  1. I am not afraid of what might happen if I quit my job without ha‎ving another one lined up (R)
  2. It would be very hard for me to leave my organization right now‚ even if I wanted to
  3. Too much in my life would be disrupted if I decided I wanted to leave my organization now
  4. It wouldn’t be too costly for me to leave my organization now (R)
  5. Right now‚ staying with my organization is a matter of necessity as much as desire
  6. I feel that I have too few options to consider leaving this organization
  7. One of the few serious consequences of leaving this organization would be the scarcity of available alternatives
  8. One of the major reasons I continue to work for this organization is that leaving would require considerable personal sacrifice — another organization may not match the overall benefits I have here
Normative Commitment Scale items
1.    I think that people these days move from company to company too often.
2.    I do not believe that a person must always be loyal to his or her organization (R)
3.    Jumping from organization to organization does not seem at all unethical to me (R)
4.    One of the major reasons I continue to work for this organization is that I believe that loyalty is important and therefore feel a sense of moral obligation to remain
5.    If I got another offer for a better job elsewhere I would not feel it was right to leave my organization
6.    I was taught to believe in the value of remaining loyal to one organization
7.    Things were better in the days when people stayed with one organization for most of their careers
8.    I do not think that wanting to be a ‘company man’ or ‘company woman’ is sensible anymore (R)
 
Revised Version (Meyer‚ Allen‚ & Smith‚ 1993)
Affective Commitment Scale Items
  1. I would be very happy to spend the rest of my career with this organization.
  2. I really feel as if this organization’s problems are my own.
  3. I do not feel a strong sense of “belonging” to my organization. (R)
  4. I do not feel “emotionally attached” to this organization. (R)
  5. I do not feel like “part of the family” at my organization. (R)
  6. This organization has a great deal of personal meaning for me.
Continuance Commitment Scale Items
  1. Right now‚ staying with my organization is a matter of necessity as much as desire.
  2. It would be very hard for me to leave my organization right now‚ even if I wanted to.
  3. Too much of my life would be disrupted if I decided I wanted to leave my  organization now.
  4. I feel that I have too few options to consider leaving this organization.
  5. If I had not already put so much of myself into this organization‚ I might consider working elsewhere.
  6. One of the few negative consequences of leaving this organization would be the scarcity of available alternatives.
Normative Commitment Scale Items (Revised)
  1. I do not feel any obligation to remain with my current employer. (R)
  2. Even if it were to my advantage‚ I do not feel it would be right to leave my organization now.
  3. I would feel guilty if I left my organization now.
  4. This organization deserves my loyalty.
  5. I would not leave my organization right now because I have a sense of obligation to the people in it.
  6. I owe a great deal to my organization.
 
Affective Commitment Scale (0.87)‚ Continuance Commitment Scale (0.75)‚ Normative Commitment Scale (0.79)
 
1 = strongly disagree
2 = disagree
3 = slightly disagree
4= undecided
5 = slightly agree
6 = agree
7 = strongly agree
 
 

Allen‚ N. J.‚ & Meyer‚ J. P. (1990). The measurement and antecedents of affective‚ continuance and normative commitment to the organization. Journal of Occupational Psychology‚ 63‚ 1–18.

Allen‚ N. J.‚ & Meyer‚ J. P. (1996). Affective‚ Continuance‚ and Normative Commitment to the Organization: An Examination of Construct Validity. Journal of Vocational Behavior‚ 49(3)‚ 252–276.

Meyer‚ J. & Allen‚ N. (1997). Commitment in the Workplace. Sage: Thousand