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HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AS PREDICTORS OF EMPLOYEE COMMITMENT OF ACADEMIC STAFF IN UNIVERSITIES IN UGANDA

TitleHUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AS PREDICTORS OF EMPLOYEE COMMITMENT OF ACADEMIC STAFF IN UNIVERSITIES IN UGANDA
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsMugizi, W, Bakkabulindi, FEK, Bisaso, R
Conference NameSouth Africa International Conference on Education 2016
KeywordsAcademic staff, employee commitment, human resource management practices, regression, Uganda.
Abstract

The study sought to examine the extent to which ten human resource management (HRM) practices, namely recruitment, selection, job design, performance appraisal/evaluation, training, promotion, employee participation/involvement, rewards, job security and safety; and grievances handling mechanisms, were predictors of employment commitment (EC). The cross-sectional correlational study involved 301 respondents from seven universities in Uganda, from whom data were collected using a questionnaire whose validity and reliability were tested using Factor Analysis and Cronbach alpha. Means were used for descriptive analysis, while multiple regression was used for testing the hypotheses. Results showed that while recruitment, job design, training, job security and safety; and grievances handling mechanisms were predictors of EC, while selection, performance appraisal/evaluation, promotion, employee participation/involvement and rewards were not. This led to the conclusion that recruitment, job design, training, job security and safety; and grievances handling mechanisms were HRM practices necessary for the commitment of the academic staff to their jobs. Hence the recommendation that Management in the respective universities, implement those HRM practices in a manner that enhances EC.

 

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