RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT, JOB SATISFACTORY AND PERFORMANCE AMONG OFFICER OF NIGERIA POLICE FORCE

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT, JOB SATISFACTORY AND PERFORMANCE AMONG OFFICER OF NIGERIA POLICE FORCE

ABSTRACT

This is a research study on the relationship between organizational commitment, job satisfaction and performance among officers of Nigerian Police Forces. One hundred and sixteen officers of Nigerian Police Force who were randomly selected from several police stations in Anambra State of Nigeria participated in the study. They are made up of 68 males and 48 females. 41 of the males are junior officers below the rank of Assistant superintended of Police (ASP) while 27 are also ASPs and above. Of the 48 females, 30 are junior below ASP while the remaining 18 are senior staff, ASP’s and above. All of them serve in the state Headquarters. The results of the findings supported the two hypothesis of the study. Thus, hypothesis one which states that there will be significant relationship between organizational commitment and job satisfaction was supported by the result which indicated that organizational commitment is positively associated with job satisfaction (r=.49,P<.0,0). Hypothesis two which states that there will be significant relationship of organizational commitment to job performance was also supported by the result which indicated that organizational commitment is positively associated with job performance (r=44, P.<.00). implications of the study were discussed.