African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4129

Full Length Research Paper

Studying and analyzing the relationship between the functions of performance assessment system and organizational commitment

Ali Naghi Amiri1*, Seyed Mohammad Mahmoudi1, Hassan Zarei Matin1 and Mohammad Reza Esfahanian2
1University of Tehran, Qom College, Qom, Iran. 2Tehran University, Tehran, Iran.    
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  •  Published: 30 September 2013


Generally, organizational members do not have a positive attitude on performance assessment system and see it as a barrier to achieve their aims. They believe that performance assessment system prevents them to achieve their awards, advantages and status so they consider it unfairly. On this basis, the aim of present paper is to study the relationship and impacts of various function of performance assessment including training, promotion, award and wage increase on organizational commitment in Isfahan Training and Education Organization. The results show that there is a considerable and significant relationship between various functions of performance assessment system and organizational commitment. In the meantime, it has been determined that, gender educational level and service record impact on employees' organizational commitment such that, 65% of organizational commitment dependant variable is clarified by performance assessment functions independent variable. The findings show that among various aspects of performance assessment functions, training plays the greatest role in clarifying organizational commitment dependant variable variance (0.558).


Key words: Performance assessment system, organizational commitment, training, award, promotion, wage increase.