Comitment in sport and exercise: Implications for individual, group, and organizational functioning

Jackson, Ben, Gucciardi, Daniel F., Hodge, Ken, and Dimmock, James A. (2017) Comitment in sport and exercise: Implications for individual, group, and organizational functioning. In: Wagstaff, Christopher R.D., (ed.) The Organizational Psychology of Sport: Key Issues and Practical Applications. Routledge, Abingdon, UK, pp. 11-32.

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Whether listening to athletes explaining their achievements, employees describing their reasons for staying with an organization, or people discussing the longevity of their romantic relationship, we commonly hear individuals talk of their “commitment” to the activity, entity, or person in question. Due in part to the frequency with which we encounter this concept in daily life, sustained empirical attention has been directed toward understanding the nature, origins, and implications of “commitment”. Indeed, within social (see Cropanzano & Mitchell, 2005; Johnson, 1991; Rusbult, Martz, & Agnew, 1998), organizational (see Meyer, 2009; Meyer & Maltin, 2010), educational (see Jenkins, 1995), and athletic (see Weiss & Amorose, 2008) contexts, individuals’ persistence, wellbeing, and performance have all been examined through a “commitment” lens. In this chapter, we review the way in which commitment has traditionally been operationalized in sport and exercise, before outlining how our knowledge of commitment might be informed and advanced by drawing from established frameworks within organizational and social psychology.

Item ID: 61567
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 9781315666532
Copyright Information: © 2017 selection and editorial matter, Christopher R. D Wagstaff; individual chapters, the contributors.
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2022 01:48
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170114 Sport and Exercise Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920401 Behaviour and Health @ 100%
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