International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Job-Related Factors and their Influence on Organizational Commitment of Part-Time Academic Staff in Institutions of Higher Education in Nairobi and Mombasa Cities in Kenya
Mr. Kilungu, Matata; Prof. Mukulu, Elegwa; Dr. Sakwa, Maurice

This study was set out to establish whether selected job-related factors affect organizational commitment of part-time academic staff in higher education institutions (HEIs) in Kenya. The quantitative study design by use of survey was used for the study. The sampling frame was developed through capture-recapture method. The sampling technique used was muti-stage consisting of several stages of stratified and simple random sampling and time-location sampling. Data was collected using questionnaires from 227 part-time academic staff from selected HEIs in Nairobi and Mombasa cities in Kenya. The results show that role clarity is a negative predictor of normative commitment. All the job-related factors (supervisor support, co-worker support and access to resources) are predictors of affective commitment. The study recommends that education managers in HEIs should make deliberate attempts to develop and implement explicit policies relating to the management of part-time academic staff. This study strongly recommends that part-time academics staff should be provided with resources to enable them effectively carry out their duties.

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