Work schedule flexibility and employee commitment: A study of Nigerian Breweries, Ama, Enugu, Nigeria
The study investigated the extent of relationship between work schedule flexibility and employee commitment of Nigerian Breweries, Ama, Enugu in Nigeria. The specific objectives were to: determine the extent of relationship between flexi-time and affective commitment among employees, ascertain the extent of relationship between compressed work week and normative commitment among employees and examine the extent of relationship between job sharing and continuance commitment among employees in Nigerian Breweries PLC. Enugu. The study employed a correlational research design and structured questionnaire designed in 5-point Likert scale and was administered on the sample of two hundred and eighty six (286), out of which, two hundred and eighty three (283) were returned and were used for the analysis. Pearson correlation coefficient formed the basis for analysis while cronbach’s alpha test was used for testing internal reliability of the instrument. The study found a significant and positive relationship between flexi-time and affective commitment (r= 0.62), a significant and relationship between compressed work week and normative commitment among employees (r= 0.56) and a significant relationship between job sharing and continuance commitment among workers of Nigerian Breweries, PLC, (r=0.72). The implication of the results is that any unit increase on flexi-time, compressed work week and job sharing as work schedule flexibility will result to a significant increase on employees’ commitment which enhance organizational performance and recommended that organizations should continue to explore the opportunities of institutionalizing flexi-time, compressed work week and job sharing as working strategies in reinforcing the desired job commitment among their workers.
Keywords: Work schedule flexibility, Flexi-time, Job sharing and Employee commitment.
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