Ibadan Journal of the Social Sciences
Volume 12, No. 2, 2014
DOI: 10.36108/ijss/4102.21.0211

Investigating the Dimensions of Organizational Commitment among Male and Female Employees in Financial Firms in Nigeria

Catherine Chovwen

Department of Psychology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State


The survey investigated the factors that relate to the three dimensions of organisational commitment among female and male employees in Financial Institutions. One hundred and eighty three participants responded to the questionnaires which were distributed to gather relevant information on the variables of interest. The predictions made were tested using regression analysis and results showed that role conflict and role ambiguity significantly contributed to affective, continuance and normative commitment among males and females. However, role ambiguity and role conflict had significant impact on both affective and normative commitment among females as revealed by their beta weights. On the other hand, for males, the contribution of role conflict and ambiguity were not as significant as observed in the results. Findings were discussed and recommendation made in line with observed results.

Keywords: Role conflict and ambiguity, affective, continuance and nonnative commitment

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