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Ei is related to conscientiousness cognitive and

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Unformatted text preview: hing. • Cognitive component- the opinion or belief segment of an attitude • Affective component- the emotional or feeling segment of an attitude • Behavioral component- an intention to behave in a certain way toward someone or something Does Behavior Always Follow From Attitudes cognitive dissonance- any incompatibility between two or more attitudes or between behavior and attitudes • Festinger argued that attitudes follow behavior • Moderating variables- importance of the attitude, its correspondence to behavior, its accessibility, the presence of social pressures, and whether a person has direct experience with the attitude What are the major job attitudes • Job satisfaction- a positive feeling about one’s job resulting from an evaluation of its characteristics • Job involvement- the degree to which a person identifies with a job, actively participates in it, and considers performance importance to self- worth. This is related to psychological empowerment, as it is the employees’ belief in the degree to which they affect their work environment, their competence, and the meaningfulness of their job, and their perceived autonomy in their work. • Organizational commitment- the degree to which an employee identifies with a particular organization and its goals and wishes to maintain membership in the organization. • Perceived organizational support- the degree to which employees believe an organization values their contribution and cares about their well- being • Employee engagement- an individual’s involvement with,...
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