PARTICIPATIVE MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT AMONG ACADEMIC LIBRARIANS IN OGUN STATE.

PARTICIPATIVE MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT AMONG ACADEMIC LIBRARIANS IN OGUN STATE.

Author by Prof. Roseline Opeke

Language: English

Abstract

This study examined the relationship between participative management and organizational commitment among academic librarians in four universities in Ogun state, Nigeria. The survey design was adopted for the study. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data from all the fifty-four professional and para-professional librarians in the libraries using total enumeration technique. Data was analyzed with descriptive statistics and Spearman Ranked Correlation. The findings showed that participative management is very weak in the libraries and that affective commitment is the highest form of organizational commitment followed by normative and continuance commitment. There was a significant, positive relationship between committee membership, participating in decision-making, effective communication, and affective commitment. Also, a significant, positive relationship exists between decision-making and normative commitment but there was no significant relationship between any of the dimensions of participative management and continuance commitment. The study recommends that the library managements create work environments that value and encourage full employee participation in decision-making and two-way communication between the top management and library employees


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