An employee"s desire to remain a member of the organization. Influences whether an employee stays at the organization (is retained) or leaves to pursue another job (turns-over) What if commitment is low, employees engage in withdrawal behaviour. Actions that employees perform to avoid the work situation. Feel guilty leaving- supervisor has been good to you. Like what the company is doing and stands for. Three types of commitment: affective commitment: an emotional attachment to, and involvement with that organization. You stay because you want to: continuance commitment: an awareness of the costs associated with leaving it. you stay because you need to, normative commitment: a feeling of obligation. Focus of commitment: the various people, places, and things that can inspire a desire to remain a member of an organization. Employees with a high sense of affective commitment: The erosion model: employees with fewer bonds will be most likely to quit the organization.