Advances in Applied Psychology
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Advances in Applied Psychology, Vol.1, No.3, Dec. 2015, Pub. Date: Sep. 26, 2015
Job Involvement of Bankers: A Determinant Study of Gender and Organizational Politics
Pages: 155-159 Views: 1587 Downloads: 1432
Authors
[01] Oguegbe Tochukwu M., Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria.
[02] Joe-Akunne Chiamaka O., Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria.
[03] Edoga Edwin E., Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria.
Abstract
This study investigated the influence of gender and organizational politics on job involvement. A total of 201 bankers from Onitsha, Anambra State Nigeria served as participants in the study. Out of the 201 participants 82 (40.8%) were males while 119 (59.2%) were females. The ages of the participants ranged from 20 to 56 years with a mean age of 32.83 and standard deviation of 10.44. Two instruments were used in the study. They include a 10-item job involvement scale and organizational politics scale which contained 12 items. Three hypotheses were posited and tested in this study using two way analysis of variance (2-WAY ANOVA). Result indicates no significant main effect for gender on job involvement among bankers at F (1, 197) = 0.82, P>.05 level of significance. This means that the first hypothesis which stated that there will be a significant difference between male and female bankers on job involvement was not confirmed. Also, the second hypothesis which stated that there will be a significant difference between bankers who are high on perception of organizational politics and those that are low on perception of organizational politics on job involvement was not accepted at F (1, 197)= 2.75, P >.05 level of significance. Finally, the results showed that there was a significant interaction between gender and organizational politics on job involvement. This means that the third hypothesis which stated that there will be a significant interaction between gender and perception of organizational politics on job involvement was confirmed at F (1, 197) = 5.79, P<.05 level of significance. Recommendations were made based on the findings
Keywords
Job Involvement, Organisational Politics, Gender
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