Document Type : Research Article


Istanbul Gelisim University


Organizational commitment is a vital subject for all organizations that are trying to establish a
sustainable business model. In all studies examining the effects of variables on organizational
commitment, the research models are designed as all three dimensions of the organizational
commitment are distinct variables that are not affecting each other. This research model is valid
if the researcher is only trying to investigate the effects of the independent variables on the
dimensions. However, if the organizational commitment is being investigated, then the research
models should be different. This study tries to examine how the research models should be
designed as per research purpose and demonstrates the difference between currently used and
the proposed research models by using a sample dataset from a previous study.