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Academic Staffs’ Level of Organizational Commitment in Higher Educational Setting; the Case of Haramaya University

Version 1 : Received: 10 April 2019 / Approved: 11 April 2019 / Online: 11 April 2019 (10:27:55 CEST)

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Kassaw, E.S.; Golga, D.N. Academic Staffs’ Level of Organizational Commitment in Higher Educational Setting; the Case of Haramaya University. International Journal of Higher Education 2019, volume 8 Kassaw, E.S.; Golga, D.N. Academic Staffs’ Level of Organizational Commitment in Higher Educational Setting; the Case of Haramaya University. International Journal of Higher Education 2019, volume 8

Journal reference: International Journal of Higher Education 2019
DOI: 10.5430/ijhe.v8n2p87

Abstract

Academic staffs’ organizational commitment has been a critical issue to determine work performance for successes of University, as well as, to keep its Academic staffs motivation granted for achieving better work performance.  This subject has therefore, been investigated so as to draw attention for enhancement of effective work performance and success.  The main objective of this study was to assess academic staffs’ level of organizational commitment in Haramaya University. The study also investigated whether significant differences exist in academic staffs’ level of organizational commitment in reference to their gender and level of education. Researchers used cross-sectional research design. Primary and secondary data sources were used to study the problem. A commitment scale questionnaire was used to collect data from 275 participants who were selected from 877 target population of the study using stratified sampling technique; furthermore, focus group discussion and document review were also used to triangulate the data. The quantitative data were analyzed using both descriptive and inferential statistics; the qualitative data were also analyzed using narration methods of analysis. The study revealed that academic staffs of the university have moderate level organizational commitment. This implies relatively no more expected effective work performance for success of the institution; In addition, there were relative implications of turnover, turnover intention, absenteeism, and demotivation among staffs. The study further revealed that although there is no significance difference in employees’ level of commitment with reference to gender, their level of organizational commitment was significantly different in reference to level of education.

Subject Areas

organizational commitment; academic staff; gender; level of education

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