Predictive role of religiosity and perceived organisational politics on organisational commitment of employees of non-governmental organizations in Nigeria

  • Joro Sharon Yabilsu
  • O. David Igbokwe


Organisations world over are concerned about the commitment of their employees and expect that employees once employed will remain with them for either their entire work-life or at least, for a long time. This life-long commitment expected by organizations prompts them to seek out factors determining organisational commitment at either the normative, affective or continuance level. This study investigated religiosity and perceived organisational politics as joint predictors of organisational commitment among employees of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Bauchi State Nigeria. A total of 195 participants within the age range of 15 to 59 years (M=32.34, SD =9.79 ) participated in this study. The participants from 11 NGOs who had worked between 12 months and 29 years in their various organizations responded to the Religious Orientation Scale (ROS), Perception of Organisational Politics Scale (POPS) and Organisational Commitment Scale (OCS). It was hypothesized that religiosity and perceived organisational politics will not jointly predict organisational commitment. The result of a Linear Multiple Regression indicated that religiosity and perceived organization politics contributed significantly to organisational commitment with religiosity making the largest unique contribution (β =.309). Religiosity and Perceived Organisational Politics explained 15.8% of the variance in organisational commitment. Implications of the study were highlighted, and recommendations made.


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