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Impact of Organisational Preferential Treatment and Employees’ Preference For Merit on Job Involvement of Civil Servants in Ekiti State
American Journal of Applied Psychology
Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2014, Pages: 144-150
Received: Nov. 9, 2014; Accepted: Nov. 13, 2014; Published: Nov. 17, 2014
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Ogunleye, Adedeji Julius, Department of Psychology, Faculty of the Social Sciences, Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria
Osagu, Judith Chineye, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, Federal University, Oye Ekiti, Nigeria
Oluwajuyitan, Femi Raphael, Department of Psychology, Faculty of the Social Sciences, Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria
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The study examined the impact of organisational preferential treatment and employees’ preference for merit on job involvement of workers in Ekiti State Civil Service. Two hundred (200) participants drawn from the Ekiti State Civil Service responded to three instruments used in this study. A total of five hypotheses were tested using Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation, Independent t-test and two-way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). Findings of the study revealed that a positive relationship exists between job involvement and employees’ preference for merit. It also showed a positive relationship between job involvement and organisational preferential treatment. There was no significant influence of organisational preferential treatment and employees’ preference for merit on job involvement. Each of the independent variables has a separate main effect on job involvement. Both employees’ preference for merit and organizational preferential treatment has a positive relationship with job involvement. There was, however, no significant interaction effect observed for both employees’ preference for merit and organisational preferential treatment on job involvement of workers. The study concluded that feelings of organisational preferential treatment and job involvement significantly differ along gender while employees’ preference for merit does not. Based on the conclusion therefore, recommendations were mad
Organisational Preferential Treatment, Employee Preference for Merit, Job Involvement, Civil Servants, Ekiti State
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Ogunleye, Adedeji Julius, Osagu, Judith Chineye, Oluwajuyitan, Femi Raphael, Impact of Organisational Preferential Treatment and Employees’ Preference For Merit on Job Involvement of Civil Servants in Ekiti State, American Journal of Applied Psychology. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2014, pp. 144-150. doi: 10.11648/j.ajap.20140306.15
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