Effects of training on employee commitment, retention and performance: A case study of a Local Municipality in South Africa

Simon Mafika Nkosi


The principal purpose of this study was to analyze the effects of training on employee commitment, retention and performance in a Local Municipality situated in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa. Based on convenience sampling method, a total of one hundred and thirty employees were selected and participated in the study. A questionnaire structured in a likert scale format was employed to gather data on training, employee commitment, retention and performance. Data was analysed using SPSS statistical package. The Cronbach’s alpha of 0.813 and the Keiser-Meyer-Olkin of 0.865 were obtained from the data analysed. The findings derived from multiple regression analysis using the ordinary least squares regression technique confirmed that; training has a significant effect on employee commitment, retention and performance enhancement within the local municipality examined.

KEY WORDS: Local Municipality, training, employee commitment, retention, performance multiple regression analysis

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