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Job demands, job involvement and job discrimination as predictors of job satisfaction among FRSC personnel in Ilorin Kwara state, Nigeria

Oluwasegun Dele Ajibewa

Abstract


This study examined job demands, job involvement and discrimination on job satisfaction among Road Safety Service Corps personnel in Ilorin Nigeria. It adopted a survey design with a total of 150 participants (86 Males and 37 females). The Job Discrimination Scale (JDS), Job Involvement Inventory (JIS), Job Demands Scale (JDS) and Generic Job satisfaction Scale (GJSS) were used to collect data from the sampled participants. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze data collected using SPSS version 20. Findings show that there is no gender difference in job satisfaction among the corps (t (120) = -0.75, p>.05). However, educational level did influence Job satisfaction (F (2,119) = 10.32, p<.001), respondents with HND/1 st degree (M= 77.10) and those with master degree reported higher job satisfaction compare to those with lower certificates. Respondents with low job involvement (M=68.63, S.D= 12.77) significantly scored low on job satisfaction compare to respondents high job involvement (M=77.43, S.D =7.49). Respondents with perception of low job discrimination (M=76.59, S.D=10.65) significantly reported higher on job satisfaction compare to those with high job discrimination (M=70 .94, S.D =10.76); (t (120) = 2.90, p<.05). Finally, respondents with low job demand (M=75.16, S.D= 13.04) significantly reported lower scores on job satisfaction compare with those who have low job demand (M=75.48, S.D =8.69); (t (120) = -2.18, p<.05). It is implicated that government should check the discrimination among rank and file in t he command; investigate this problem and take some steps to restore job involvement and favourable job condition to foster job satisfaction.

Key Words: Job Demands, Job Involvement, Discrimination, Job Satisfaction, Corps Ilorin,




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