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JOB SATISFACTION, ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT AND SELF-ESTEEM OF UNIVERSITY LECTURERS: A CASE STUDY OF THE FACULTY OF HUMANITIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY IN SOUTH AFRICA

D. Ngidi, S. Ngidi

Central University of Technology (SOUTH AFRICA)
This study examined Job Satisfaction, Organisational Commitment and Self-esteem of university lecturers in the Faculty of Humanities at one of the Universities of Technology in South Africa. Spector’s (1997) Job Satisfaction Survey (JSS) was used to measure job satisfaction. Meyer, Allen and Smith's (1993) Organizational Commitment Scale (OCS) was used to measure organizational commitment. Rosenberg’s (1969) Self-Esteem Scale was used to measure self-esteem. Pearson product moment correlation coefficient revealed a significant positive relationship between JSS variables (pay, promotion, contingent rewards, nature of work) and OCS normative commitment variable. Significant positive relationship was also established between JSS variables (pay, promotion, fringe benefits, contingent rewards, operating conditions, co-workers, nature of work, communication) and self-esteem. Significant positive relationship was further observed between all the OCS variables (affective commitment, continuance commitment, normative commitment) and self-esteem. Stepwise regression analysis indicated that JSS variables (contingecy rewards, communication, and promotion) emerged as significant predictors of the total organisational commitment. Self-esteem also emerged as a significant predictor of the total organisational commitment. Pay emerged as the only JSS variable that is a significant predictor of the OCS normative commitment while department emerged as the only biographical variable that is a significant predictor of the OCS continuance commitment. The recommendations for further study are made.