Organisational justice and employees’ work behaviour in public secondary schools in Lagos State, Nigeria
Efficient service delivery in educational organisations all over has become critical elements of the educational process for more reasons than one. Considering the role of education in the nation building, it calls to questions if employee work behaviour in an educational organisation fails to meet the required standard and expectation. This study examined the in influence of organizational justice on employee work behaviour in public secondary schools in Lagos state. Three research questions and hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. Relevant literatures were reviewed. The study adopted ex-post-facto research design and the population for this study comprised 18,054 teachers in the 671 public senior and junior secondary schools in the six Education Districts of Lagos State. Multi-stage sampling procedure was used to select 1,074 teachers comprising 534 and 540 senior and junior secondary school teachers respectively as participants for the study. The researcher administered 1,074 copies of questionnaire and 1,040 copies of the questionnaire were returned and good for analysis. This represented 97% return rate which is high enough for the study. The data obtained through the instrument were analyzed using Mean and Standard Deviation, while the hypotheses were tested using One Sample t-test and Pearson Moment Correlation. The three hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The findings of the study showed that: employees’ disposition to work is poor, the two organizational justice variables tested had significant relationships to employees’ work behaviour. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended amongst others that: school principals should cultivate justice culture in their daily administrative practices as this will enhance teachers’ positive work behaviour in the school system.
Keywords: Organisational Justice, Employee Work Behaviour, Procudural Justice