The Nexus between Mentoring Dimensions and Organizational Commitment of Academic Staff in Selected Private Universities in South-West Nigeria

The Nexus between Mentoring Dimensions and Organizational Commitment of Academic Staff in Selected Private Universities in South-West Nigeria

Author by Dr. Olive Egbuta

Journal/Publisher: Global Journal Of Management And Business Research: A Administration And Management

Volume/Edition: 19

Language: English

Pages: 1 - 28

Abstract

Effective mentorship aids employee retention by enhancing organisational
commitment. Using the responses of 315 academic staff and in-depth interviews of professors
and junior lecturers of six selected private universities in South-West Nigeria, this study explored
mentoring as an emerging form of leadership development programs and its concomitant
relationship with employee outcomes with a view to making veritable recommendations for its
adoption to build skills and human capacity in Nigerian universities. Despite the various forms of
mentoring, it focused on workplace/organisational mentoring. The two main types of mentoring
discussed were formal and informal mentoring. Correlation analysis was used to analyse the
hypothesis which was supported. Findings revealed that mentoring dimensions had a significant
weak positive relationship with employee commitment (r=0.121, 0.150, 0.159, 0.188, 0.203, p<
0.05, N=315). The qualitative findings indicated that mentoring to a large extent positively affects
employees’ organisational commitment.


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