International Journal of Business and Social Science

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

Grasping the Organizational Commitment of Employees in a Higher Educational Institution in the Philippines
Winnie Marie Poliquit, DBA; Judy Ann Ong Ferrater-Gimena, DBA; Jophelyn C. Gamaya, MBA

Organizational commitment in the higher education setting pertains to the inclination of the teaching and non-teaching employees to work beyond their designated job function to be able to attain the aims and aspirations of the organization. This study determined the organizational commitment of employees in a higher education institution (HEI) in the Philippines. It employed the descriptive-correlational design with the use of a researcher-designed questionnaire to gather data on the profile of the respondents and the extent of their organizational commitment. The respondents were 50 college teachers, and 98 non-teaching staff. The gathered data were analyzed using frequency, simple percentage, weighted mean, Chi-square test of independence, and ANOVA. The findings revealed that there was a significant relationship between their educational attainment and their point of view on their affective commitment towards the organization. Also, there were significant differences in the responses of the non-teaching staff's perceived level of organizational commitment in the context of affective commitment, continuance, normative and general commitment. The study concluded that the employees of the HEI do not manifest high or ideal level of commitment either towards their assigned job or towards the organization in general. The researchers recommend that the administrators must adopt the proposed employee development plan.

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