UnivenIR Repository

Retention factors and employee organisational commitment at a higher education institution in South Africa

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisor Setati, T. S.
dc.contributor.advisor Ngirande, H.
dc.contributor.author Muleya, Dasy
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-14T08:35:40Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-14T08:35:40Z
dc.date.issued 2017-09-18
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11602/956
dc.description MCOM
dc.description Department of Human Resource Management and Labour Relations
dc.description.abstract This study sought to determine the influence of retention factors on employee organisational commitment at a higher education institution in South Africa. The study follows a quantitative methodology in which self- administered questionnaires were used to collect data from a stratified random sample of 274 participants. The strata were grouped as academic and nonacademic staff. Participants were then randomly selected from each stratum. Using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 23, both descriptive and inferential statistics including correlation and regression analyses were conducted to determine relationships between retention factors and employee organisational commitment variables. The Retention Factor Scale was used to collect data on retention factors and Organisational Commitment Questionnaire was used to collect data on employee organisational commitment. The findings indicated that job characteristics, supervisor support, career development and work-life balance are significantly related to employee organisational commitment. Furthermore, the results revealed that of the six retention factors, career development was the most significant factor which had an impact on employee organisational commitment. The study concludes that retention factors and their impact may differ based on different institutions, therefore, it is recommended that every institution should figure out the retention factors which have the most impact on their employees and find ways to improve employee organisational commitment. en_US
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xii, 88 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights University of Venda
dc.subject Retention factors en_US
dc.subject Employee organisational commitment en_US
dc.subject Higher education institution en_US
dc.subject.ddc 658.314071168
dc.subject.lcsh Employee retention -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Personnel management -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Education, Higher -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Education -- South Africa
dc.title Retention factors and employee organisational commitment at a higher education institution in South Africa en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search UnivenIR


Browse

My Account