Global Journal of Commerce & Management Perspective
Open Access

ISSN: 2319-7285

Abstract

Beyond Demographic Dynamics, What Matters is Organizational Commitment

Rasheed Olawale AZEEZ, Saidi Adedeji ADELEKAN, Musiliu Dada RUFAI and Lateefat Oludare YAHYA

The problem of employees’ commitment in public university has become a glaring lacuna. To ameliorate this problem, this paper investigated the effects of demographic factors (gender, educational qualification, experience and staff classification) on three dimensions (affective, continuance and normative) of organizational commitment. Ex post facto research design method was adopted. Established on the principle of simple random sampling, 320 questionnaires were distributed to staff of a public university in Lagos, South Western, Nigeria. Twelve hypotheses were formulated and tested using inferential statistics via a statistical software package SPSS 20. The results show that gender does not have an effect on the three dimensions of organizational commitment. Furthermore, it was revealed that educational qualification has an effect on affective and continuance commitment but was insignificant with normative commitment. Congruently, experience has an effect on the three dimensions of organizational commitment. Lastly, staff classification has an effect on affective and continuance commitment but was insignificant with normative commitment. It is recommended that organizational commitment of staff within a university arrangement should not be taken with a pinch of salt and that it should be guided jealously by the management of the university to help generate novelty and creativity

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