Management, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Dec  2017, Pages 61-78; DOI: 10.31058/j.mana.2017.11005 10.31058/j.mana.2017.11005

Effect of Work Environment on Teacher Commitment to Duty in Selected Secondary Schools of South Eastern Nigeria

Management, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Dec  2017, Pages 61-78.

DOI: 10.31058/j.mana.2017.11005

Marcus Garvey Orji 1* , Enobun-Nwidi Patience Enyiamaka 2

1 Department of Business Administration, Veritas University, Abuja, Nigeria

2 Department of Business Education, Federal College of Education, Zaria, Nigeria

Received: 21 November 2017; Accepted: 21 December 2017; Published: 31 January 2018

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Employers are sometimes baffled when their high rated employees under-perform and others work and leave. The objective of this study was to investigate the Effect of Work Environment on Teacher Commitment to duty in selected Secondary Schools of South Eastern Nigeria, with emphasis on Nsukka metropolis. Teachers are important components of a work process and have to be given the necessary facilitation for effective and efficient service delivery. The study employed field survey research design. Population of this study was 156 teaching staff of the selected secondary schools in Nsukka metropolis. The sample size of the study was 112 respondents from the selected schools. Primary data were collected through questionnaire from the sampled schools. Correlation Pearson Co-efficient and multiple regression techniques were employed to analyse the collected data. The results revealed that interpersonal relationship, workload and physical working condition determine teacher’s commitment level. While communication though has positive effect on commitment level, does not significantly determine the commitment level of the teachers. The study recommends that to ensure high commitment level of teachers, adequate attention must be paid to the work environment like interpersonal relationship, workload and physical work condition as these are important factors that trigger the commitment level of the teachers and by so doing, the overall organizational performance is guaranteed.


Work Environment, Employees’ Commitment, Communication, Interpersonal Relationship, Workload, Physical Environment


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