Organizational Variables and Lecturers’ Job Retention: Implications on Job Productivity
Keywords:job productivity, job retention, participatory management, performance appraisal, organizational commitment
The inadequacy of job retention policies in most public and private universities have been adduced as part of the reasons for the massive brain drain going on in the education sector in recent times. This research examined the influence of some organizational variables on lecturers’ job retention and its implications on job productivity. The research adopted the ex post facto research design and used the stratified random sampling technique to select a sample of 935 from a population of 4,392 lectures in public and private universities in Lagos and Ogun States. Five instruments were revalidated and adapted for the study and the analysis of data was done using multiple regression and Pearson Products Moment Correlation on three hypotheses tested at 0.05 level of significance. The results revealed that the three null hypotheses were rejected. Thus, the composite and relative contributions of the organizational variables; participatory management, performance appraisal and organizational commitment to job retention were seen to have high potency. Based on the findings, universities are advised to strengthen these organizational variables in order to improve job productivity as well as reduce the incidence of brain drain.
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