JOB DEDICATION OF BANKERS
A PREDICTIVE STUDY OF ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE, JOB SECURITY AND EMPLOYEE EMPOWERMENT IN AWKA, ANAMBRA STATE
Lack of workers dedication to assigned responsibilities has become the bane of industrial and organizational decay in contemporary times. Consequently, the need to understand its determinants in the workplace especially the banking sector. The present study explored organizational culture, job security and employee empowerment as likely predictors of job dedication among bankers. The researchers employed 177 participants from six different banks in Awka. The participants were selected through simple random sampling. 91 (51.4%) of the participants were males while 86 (48.6%) were females. The ages of the participants ranged from 22 to 54 years with a mean age of 31.79 and standard deviation of 7.81. Four instruments were used in the study. They include, 16 item scale on organizational culture, 7 item job security scale, 14 item job dedication scale and 12 item scale on employee empowerment. The design adopted was correlational design, while regression statistics was used for data analysis. The result showed that the first hypothesis which stated that there will be a significant relationship between organizational culture and job dedication was rejected at β= -.11; t= -1.56, P>.05 level of significance. In contrast, the second hypothesis which stated that there will be a significant relationship between job security and job dedication was confirmed at β= .87; t= 5.99, P<.05 level of significance. The result showed that the third hypothesis which stated that there will be a significant relationship between employee empowerment and job dedication was confirmed at β= .16; t= 2.33, P<.05 level of significance. Findings were discussed and it was recommended that measures be put in place in the banking sector to ensure policies that will promote bankers feeling of security and possible empowerment programs to boost dedication.