Behavioral Foundations of Human Resource Management

TERMINOLOGY

Attitudes –are feelings and beliefs

Samples of Attitudes

Job Satisfaction – is a person’s attitude concerning aspects of the work environment such as the level of pay, relationships with coworkers and supervisors, job fit, and working conditions.

Job Involvement – the level with which a person identifies with his or her job and considers his or her perceived performance level important to self-worth.

Organizational Commitment – the state in which an employee identifies with a particular organization and its goals and wishes to maintain affiliation with the organization

Motivation –is to influence or instill drive. It is the predisposition to behave in a purposeful manner to satisfy specific, unmet needs.

Organizational Behavior – is the study of how people act in organizations and how behavior and attitudes affect organizational performance.

Organizational Climate – collective perception of employees regarding their job content and environment.

Values – basic convictions that demonstrate an individual’s idea of what is just and right. Values are influenced by culture, family, and genetics and strongly influence attitudes.