Dagmara Lewicka



The purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of level of trust upon employee commitment. Two types of organisational trust was taken under consideration: impersonal- vertical and horizontal commitment as well as four types of organisational commitment: affective, normative, continuance benefit-based and fear-based and professional commitment: affective, normative and continuance. Also influence of trust propensity upon the level of particular types of organizational trust was tested.

The survey was conducted in Poland on randomly selected 501 employees. Structural equation models were estimated confirming hypothesized relationships and explaining the substantial amount of variance of commitment measures. Research results allowed for verifying the model presenting relationships between organisational trust and commitment. 


Organisational trust; Organisational commitment; Proffesional commitment; Social Exchange Theory; Trust Propensity

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