Makerere Journal of Higher Education

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Constituents’ Participation and Commitment to the Governance Process of Universities in Ghana

Abdul-Jaleel Saani, William Boateng


This study investigated the governance system of universities in Ghana. Emphasis was put on constituents’ participation and commitment to the governance process. The explanatory sequential mixed method approach informed the study. Using questionnaire and interview, data was collected from 35 leaders and 465 members of various constituencies who were drawn from four public and two private universities in the country. The data was analysed using hierarchical multiple regression. The study revealed that whenever constituencies participate in the governance system of the university, it influences their satisfaction with and commitment to the university. Therefore, it is recommended that university managers ensure a congenial participatory governance environment—to motivate constituents to be committed to their universities.

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