Ibadan Journal of the Social Sciences
Volume 13, No. 2, 2015
DOI: 10.36108/ijss/5102.31.0230

The Role of Positive Psychological Needs in Organisational Commitment of Secondary School Teachers in Nigeria

1Oluyinka Ojedokun, 1Stella, A. Olowodunoye, 2S.K. Balogun

1Department of Pure and Applied Psychology, Adekunle Ajasin University, Nigeria
2Department of Psychology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria



Based on positive psychology perspective, the relationships of self-efficacy and self-esteem, with organisational commitment were investigated in a sample of 210 secondary school teachers in Nigeria. Measures of organisational commitment, self efficacy, and self-esteem were the instrument of data collection. Linear multiple regression model and t-test for independent sample were used to test the hypotheses. The results revealed significant influence of self-efficacy, self-esteem, age, and tenure on organisational commitment. The findings imply that psychological strategies for enhancing teachers’ levels of organisational commitment would be more effective when self-efficacy and self-esteem of teachers are considered. Since teachers are a valuable resource to schools, management must invest significant resources in providing training programmes to enhance their self-efficacy and self-esteem. To maximise service delivery, specific psychological activities to improve teachers’ self-efficacy and self-esteem are suggested.
Keywords: Organisational commitment.self-esteem, self-efficacy, teachers, Nigeria

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