African Journal for the Psychological Study of Social Issues

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Participation in decision-making process, incentives and training as predictors of organizational commitment among industrial workers

Samuel O Salami, Olurotimi A Omole


This study investigates the relationships among participation in decision-making process, incentives, training and organizational commitment among some industrial workers. Measures on participation in decision-making, incentives, training and organizational commitment were employed to collect data from the workers in private and public organizations. Multiple regression was used to analyse the data collected. Results indicated that the three motivational factors jointly and significantly predicted organizational commitment. Also, each of the factors made significant contribution to the prediction with participation in decision making taking the lead followed by incentives and training coming last. Based on the findings, it was recommended that organizational managements should give adequate attention to the motivational factors so that the workers could improve their organizational commitment.

Keywords: participation, decision-making, incentives, training, organizational commitment

African Journal for Psychological Study of Social Issues Vol. 8(2) 2005: 210-227

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