Organizational commitment of records management personnel in Nigerian private universities

Sunday O. Popoola (Department of Library, Archival and Information Studies, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria)

Records Management Journal

ISSN: 0956-5698

Publication date: 2 October 2009

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to investigate socio‐economic factors (such as gender, age, marital status, educational qualification, job tenure, monthly salary); job satisfaction and locus of control as they determine organizational commitment of records management personnel in Nigerian private universities.

Design/methodology/approach

The research design adopted for the study was ex‐post facto type. A questionnaire was used for data collection from a sample of 240 records management personnel from a population of 310 in 24 private universities in Nigeria. A total of 220 of these responded and the copies of their questionnaire were found valid for analysis. The response rate realized was 91.7 percent.

Findings

The study revealed that there was significant multiple correlation between socio‐economic factors, job satisfaction, locus of control and organizational commitment of the respondents. In addition, socio‐economic factors, job satisfaction and locus of control significantly determined organizational commitment of the respondents.

Practical implications

It is recommended that the administrators in private universities in Nigeria should take into consideration the socio‐economic variables, job satisfaction and the locus of control of records management personnel when planning to improve their organizational commitment.

Originality/value

The paper provides information on the organizational commitment of records management personnel in private universities in Nigeria.

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Citation

Popoola, S. (2009), "Organizational commitment of records management personnel in Nigerian private universities", Records Management Journal, Vol. 19 No. 3, pp. 204-217. https://doi.org/10.1108/09565690910999193

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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