STUDY OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN JOB SATISFACTION AND ORGANISATIONAL COMMITMENT
The study investigated the relationship between job satisfaction and organizational commitment among officers of the Nigeria Immigration service in Anambra state. The population of the study was made up of one hundred (100) questionnaires measuring job satisfaction and organizational commitments were randomly distributed to the participants. The instruments were validated by smith, P. C. (1969) and Cook & Wall (1980). A reliability coefficient of 0.68 and a table value of 0.164 were obtained. Data collected were analyzed using mean, standard deviation and Pearson Product Moment Correlation.
The results of the study showed that: there is a positive relationship between job satisfaction and organizational commitment among the immigration workers. The nature of the work organization and the design of jobs can have a significant effect on the job satisfaction of workers. It is the willingness of employees to accept organizational values and goals and to work towards achieving these. Job satisfaction is affected by intrinsic and extrinsic motivating factors, the quality of supervision, social relationships with the work group and the degree to which individuals succeed or fail in their work. The following recommendations were made based on the findings: workers should be accepted by management as key stakeholders in the organization.
There should be a proper communication channel between the workers and the organization. Management should be encouraged to ensure a policy of employment security, and ensure that steps are taken to avoid involuntary redundancies. All workers entitlement and allowances should be given them as and when due. Limitations and suggestions for further studies were made and conclusions drawn.
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