Workplace Ethics And Employee Commitment of Oil Servicing Firms In Nigeria

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Ayi Godwin Odu Omonkhalen Joseph Akhigbe
Published Mar 20, 2018


This study investigated the relationship between workplace ethics and employee commitment in oil servicing firms in Nigeria. Workplace ethics was the study predictor variable which was operationalized into three dimensions namely: trustworthiness, integrity and civility. The criterion variable was employee commitment with measures as affective and continuance commitments. We adopted the cross sectional design technique and data collected was further analyzed using the spearman’s ranked order correlation coefficient. The population of the study was made up of all the oil servicing companies in Port Harcourt and the population size was 342 employees of 4 selected Oil servicing firms. The sample size of 184 was derived. A total of 160 questionnaire were retrieved out of which 150 valid questionnaire were used for the analysis, representing 82 percent. The results indicated that a significant association exists between civility, trustworthiness, integrity and measures of employee commitment, and that culture moderated the influence of workplace ethics and employees’ commitment. Based on the study findings, it was concluded that trustworthiness, integrity and civility have significant effect on employees’ commitment to the organization. It was recommended that managers in Oil servicing firms should instill ethical values in the workplace in order to stimulate employee commitment. Finally, contribution to knowledge was proffered and suggestions for further studies to investigate how workplace ethics relate with employee satisfaction and turnover rate recommended.

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