• B. G. ABIONA Department of Agricultural Administration, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
  • O. A. ORAGWU Department of Agricultural Administration, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
Keywords: Organizational commitment, job satisfaction, agricultural employees


This study determined the effect organizational commitment on employee's job satisfaction in Ogun-Oshun River Basin, Ogun State, Nigeria. Data were collected through a structured questionnaire on one hundred and ten (110) respondents using simple random sampling techniques. Data were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistical tools such as Chi-square and Person Product Moment Correlation. Results revealed the mean age of respondents in the study area was 42 years and majority (63.6%) were males. Also, Majority (92.7%) of the respondents perceived that organizational commitment is high in the study area. Reasons adduced for this was punctuality at work (=4.40) and co-operation with colleagues to facilitate completion of tasks within the organization (=4.39). More so, major satisfaction indicators were advancement for promotion ( = 4.20) and right to enjoy leave (=4.01). The results also show that significant relationship existed between income(r= 0.035, p< 0.05), sex (χ2= 55.12, p < 0.05), marital status (χ2= 241.40, p<0.05), organizational commitment (r= 0.417, P < 0.05), constraints faced (r=0.528, p< 0.05) by respondents and their job satisfaction. The study concluded that employees enjoy cooperation from the organisation and factors that will enhance employee’s commitment in attainment of organisational sustainability is highly recommended.




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