Organizational Behavior Summary Chapter 3

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Attitudes
An attitude can be defined as a positive or negative evaluation of people, objects, event, activities, ideas, or just about anything in your environment.

What are the main components of attitudes?
There is three main component of attitudes cognition, affect, and behavioral. Cognition is the opinion of a person about something, affect is the emotional or feeling segment of an attitude, behavioral is the action toward someone or something.

Does behavior always follow from attitudes?
Research on attitudes assumed they were causally related to behavior. Leon Festinger argued that attitudes follow behavior. Cognitive dissonance any incompatibility between two or more attitudes or between behavior and attitudes

Moderating variables
Moderating variable is a variable that changes (increases or decreases) the otherwise established effect of the independent variable upon the dependent variable.

What are the major job attitudes?
Three major attitudes Job satisfaction, job involvement, and organizational commitment Job Satisfaction:
Employee attitudes usually mean job satisfaction which describes a positive feeling about a job. Job involvement:
Job involvement is related to job satisfaction, when you are more involved in your job and you are kind of taking decision or helping your superior in taking decisions you will feel your job is more important and you will be satisfied. Organizational Commitment:

Organizational commitment is the individual's psychological attachment to the organization.

Perceived Organizational Support
The degree to which employees believe the organization values their contribution and cares about their well-being.

Employee Engagement
An engaged employee is one who is fully involved in, and enthusiastic about their work, and thus will act in a way that furthers their organization's interests.

Measuring job satisfaction
Job satisfaction is a positive feeling about a job resulting from an evaluation of its...
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