Some psycho-social factors fostering workplace commitment among head teachers in Nigeria

2014 IJRSP – Volume 3 Issue 4


Ogungbamila, Bolanle*
Adekunle Ajasin University, Nigeria (

Fayankinnu, Emmanuel A.
Adekunle Ajasin University, Nigeria (


This study investigated the extent to which head teachers’ workplace commitment was associated with job satisfaction, social wellbeing, and socio-demographic variables. Respondents were 207 head teachers (116 males; 91 females) of selected primary schools in northwestern, Nigeria. Their ages averaged 49.13years (SD=5.89). Results of the hierarchical multiple regression revealed that age, gender, marital status, and job tenure were not important in predicting head teachers’ level of workplace commitment. Educational qualification was associated with a significant reduction in the level of workplace commitment. However, job satisfaction was associated with a significant increase in head teachers’ commitment to the workplace. Similarly, life satisfaction significantly predicted workplace commitment such that head teachers who were satisfied with life tended to be highly committed to the workplace. The research, theory, and practical implications of the study were discussed.

Keywords: organizational commitment; satisfaction; well-being; teacher; Nigeria



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