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Inkanyiso: Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences

The influence of organisational factors and work-family conflict on organisational commitment among working parents

Authors: SS Babolola, SE Oladipo, CO Chovwen

Journal: Inkanyiso: Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences

This study investigates the influence of organisational factors and work-family role conflict on organisation commitment among working parents. The participants in the study comprise 200 employees of banking, armed forces, educational, and health institutions with a mean age 37.52 years. About 57% are men while 43.5% are women. Validated scales are used for data collection with data analysed using appropriate test statistics. Results reveal that employees with high workfamily conflict are more committed to their jobs, while there is no significant difference in organisational commitment between the senior and the junior staff. Other findings suggest workers in the banking institutions significantly score higher on organisational commitment than workers in other work sectors. The findings are discussed in line with the existing literature while the study recommends a need for effective organisational policies and practices in improving and encouraging organisational commitment. Keywords : Job status, work-family conflict, organisational commitment, working parents