An Analysis of Organisational Commitment by Academic Professionals in Tertiary Institutions in Zimbabwe

  • G Gwavuya
Keywords: Organisational commitment, psychological contract, human resources management, state universities

Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate organisational commitment in the era of the new psychological contract, or the psychological environment created by an economic down turn in Zimbabwe. The psychological contract that exists between employees and organisations is brittle due to many organisational changes which stem from the threatened business environment. The target population for this study consisted of 100 lecturers working at three state universities, namely Bindura University of Science Education, Chinhoyi University of Technology, and Masvingo State University. The results indicated that an increase in the number of positive human resource management (HRM) practices reported by respondents correlated with a decrease in violation and breach of the psychological contract.
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