Self-Esteem and Personality Disposition as Determinants of Commitment in a Sample of Nigerian Bank Workers.

Harry Obi-Nwosu, Oguegbe, Matthew Tochukwu, Joe-Akunne, Chiamaka O


This study examined Self-esteem (high and low) and Personality disposition (extraversion and introversion) of bankers as determinants of their commitment to work. A total number of 220 participants comprising of 127 females and 93 males; age range of 23 to 50 years, mean age of 31.68, and standard deviation of 7.52 participated in the study. Three instruments: the three dimensional Organizational Commitment Questionnaire, Index of Self-esteem, and the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire. A 2x2 factorial design was adopted to test the hypotheses and accordingly the MANOVA statistic was used for analysis. Results indicated that high and low esteem bankers did not differ significantly on normative, continuance and affective commitment. (F - 0.89, P > .05; F - 1.66, P > .05; F - 1.17, P > .05). Also bankers who are extroverts and introverts did not differ significantly on affective and continuance commitment (F - 0.83, P > .05; F – 0.78, P > .05). It showed that there was significant difference between bankers who are extroverts and introverts on their normative commitment to work. ( F – 7.69, P < .05). Bankers who are introverts were seen to be committed to normative dimension of organizational commitment. Hence findings were discussed.

Keywords- Self-esteem, Personality, Organizational Commitment, Bankers

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