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- ItemThe influence of employee perceptions of corporate social responsibility on affective commitment(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2019-04) Van der Westhuizen, Amorei; Malan, D. J.; Stellenbosch University. Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences. Dept. of Industrial Psychology.ENGLISH SUMMARY : The study investigated the relationship between Perceived Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Affective Commitment, drawing on Social Identity Theory. The aim of the study was to investigate the complex nomological network of variables playing a role in the relationship between Perceived CSR and Affective Commitment. A total of 172 questionnaires were completed, comprising of questionnaires to measure Affective Commitment, Perceived CSR, Organisational Social Identity, Perceived Organisational Justice (Overall Justice), Psychological Contract (Relational Contract), as well as Cultural Dimensions (Collectivism, Power Distance and Masculinity. Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modelling (PLS-SEM), was used to statistically evaluate the measurement and structural model. The postulated relationships between the variables were thus empirically tested. The study revealed the complex nomological network of variables playing a role in the relationship between Perceived CSR and Affective Commitment. The present study contributes to existing literature as it is the first study of its nature, investigating the relationship between Perceived CSR and Affective Commitment, which has been conducted in the South African context. The most significant finding of the study was the positive relationship between Perceived CSR and Affective Commitment. However, this relationship was not mediated by Organisational Social Identity as initially hypothesised. The results furthermore revealed that Perceived CSR has a positive impact on Perceived Organisational Justice and fulfilment of the Relational Contract. Both variables impacted on Organisational Social Identity, which is positively related to Affective Commitment. Organisational Social Identity is regarded as a key variable in the Perceived CSR and Affective Commitment relationship. The effect of Cultural Values on the Perceived CSR and Affective Commitment relationship was not found to be significant. Lastly, the practical implications of the findings are discussed, as well as recommendations for future research.