Ranking new comers to work based on commitment propensity through hybrid method of AHP and TOPSIS

Hossein Safari, Maria do Rosário Cabrita, Maryam Hesan, Meysam Maleki, Fatemeh Mirzaeirabore

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This research provides a tool to select and prioritize new comers to work based on their pre-entry organizational commitment propensity through examining links between the big five personality factors: extroversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, openness; and three component model of organizational commitment: affective commitment, continues commitment, normative commitment. Findings show that extroversion and openness respectively have positive and negative effects on all three components of organizational commitment. Results gained by Structured Equation Modelling (SEM) indicate neuroticism is negatively related to affective and continues commitment and positively to conscientiousness effects on continues commitment. In the second part of the study, the received results are applied to extract the general equations that enables to estimate new comer’s pre-entry organizational commitment and to rank them using TOPSIS and AHP. The AHP is used to determine the relative weights of commitment criteria and TOPSIS is employed for the final ranking of new comers based on these criteria’s.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)86-95
Number of pages10
JournalManagement and Production Engineering Review
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2018


  • AHP
  • Organizational commitment
  • Personality traits
  • Structural Equation Modelling


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