DEMOGRAPHIC DIFFERENCES, OCCUPATIONAL STRESS AND ORGANISATIONAL COMMITMENT AMONG EMPLOYEES IN HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONDownload This Article
Simbarashe Zhuwao , Sam T. Setati
The objectives of this study was to determine the levels of occupational stress and organizational commitment of employees and to determine the differences of occupational stress and organisational commitment based on demographic information in a higher education institution. The sample consisted of 141 academic staff. The Organisational Stress Screening Tool (ASSET), and Allen and Meyer’s Organisational Commitment Tool (OCT) were used. The results showed that different occupational stressors contributed significantly to low organisational commitment. Occupational stress levels about job characteristics, work relationships, job overload and job control contributed to low levels of organisational commitment. The results also showed that there is a significant difference in occupational stress and organisational commitment levels based on the demographic differences of employees.
Keywords: Occupational Stress, Organisational Commitment, Employees, Higher Education Institutions
How to cite this paper: Zhuwao, S., & Setati, S. T. (2015). Demographic differences, occupational stress and organisational commitment among employees in higher education institution. Journal of Governance and Regulation, 4(4-5), 658-668. https://doi.org/10.22495/jgr_v4_i4_c5_p12