• Rohit Sharma Research Scholar, Department of Psychology, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India
  • Sonia Sharma Assistant Teacher-Mathematics, Birla School Pilani, Pilani, Rajasthan, India
Keywords: Organizational Commitment, Affective commitment, Life satisfaction, Happiness, Well Being, Positive Approach


In organizational commitment is predicts work variables such as turnover, organizational citizenship behavior, and job performance. An affective commitment is an employee’s emotional attachment to, identification with and involvement in an organization. It influence personal characteristics, structural characteristics, and work experiences. The purpose of it is study is to analyze the role of affective commitment in employee’s life satisfaction.


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