Article Number: DRJSSES63502987

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26765/DRJSSES63502987

ISSN: 2449-0806

Vol. 7 (7), pp. 212-219, December 2020

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Original Research Article

Predicting Organizational Commitment among Airport Staff: Role of Occupational Stress and Educational Attainment

Manasseh N. Iroegbu

David O. Iloma

Moses T. Imbur

Chizoba Iloma


Abstract

This study investigated the predicting roles of occupational stress and educational attainment on organizational commitment among Victor Attah International Airport staff, Akwa Ibom State by recruiting one hundred and sixty-eight (168) airport staff with ages ranging from 20 years to 52 years, mean age of 31.61 years and standard deviation of 6.77. Of the 168 staff, 91 (54.2%) were males and 77 (45.8%) were females. To assess variables of interest, standardized instruments such as the 12-item Work Place Stress scale developed by Khurshid and Aurangzeb (2012) and the 23-item Organizational Commitment scale (OC) developed by Buchanan (1974)were used. Cross-sectional survey design utilized non-probability sampling of purposive and snowball sampling to recruit respondents. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, one-way ANOVA, and multiple linear regressions. Three hypotheses were proposed and tested; the first hypothesis which stated that occupational stress will significantly predict organizational commitment among airport staff was confirmed. In the same way, the second hypothesis which stated that there will be a significant influence of educational attainment on organizational commitment of airport staff was retained; while the third hypothesis which stated that occupational stress and educational attainment will jointly predict organizational commitment was also retained. In line with the empirical findings, recommendations were proffered; policy and practice related directions were outlined to enhance organizational commitment among airport staff in Akwa Ibom State.


Keywords: Organizational commitment, aviation, occupational stress, educational attainment


 Received: November 5, 2020  Accepted: November 28, 2020  Published: December 30, 2020

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