ORGANISATIONAL COMPENSATION MEASURES AND JOB COMMITMENT AMONG ACADEMIC STAFF IN KWARA STATE COLLEGES OF EDUCATION, NIGERIA
1Kamaldeen O. Sulyman, 2Abdulmumin A. Lawal,, 3 , Busayo O. Alao, & 4Oluyemisi A. Adigun
1,2,3Department of Educational Management, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria
4Department of Educational Administration and Planning, Nassarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria
This study investigated organizational compensation measures and job commitment among academic staff in Kwara State Colleges of Education, Nigeria. It adopted the descriptive research design of survey type. Proportionate sampling technique was used to select 195 out of the 399 lecturers in the three Colleges of Education owned by Kwara State. “Organisational Compensation Measures Questionnaire” (OCMQ) and “Academic Staff’s Job Commitment Questionnaire” (ASJCQ) were used to collect data. Pearson Product-Moment Correlation Statistics was used to test the four hypotheses formulated. The results showed that, there was a significant relationship between organisational compensation and job commitment among academic staff in Kwara State Colleges of Education, Nigeria (r=.406, p < .05). The study concluded that effective compensation assists in enhancing job commitment among academic staff in Kwara State Colleges of Education, Nigeria. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended that Kwara State Government should always ensure adequate provision of compensation which would enable lecturers to be highly committed in the discharge of their duties to facilitate effective realisation of the institutions’ goals.
Keywords: Compensation; Promotion, Salary, Training Opportunitiesand Job Commitment