A STUDY OF RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PERSONAL FACTORS AND ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT: EVIDENCE FROM LIBYAN TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION SECTOR

Hassan R. H. Elkhdr

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The main aim of this study was to examine the effect of personal factors on organizational commitment among selected employees working at Libyan technical and vocational education sector. Using random sampling technique, 168 employees were selected from public technical institutes located in different cities of Libya. The following personal factors were selected for this study: age group, gender, marital status, educational level and tenure. Five hypotheses were tested to explore the relation between the mentioned personal factors and employees' commitment to their Institutes. In this study, organizational commitment scale of Meyer, Allen and Smith (1993) was used to measuring the employees' organizational commitment level. The scale consists of three dimensions as affective commitment, continuance commitment and normative commitment. Result showed that personal factors have clear and significant effect on the Libyan employees' organizational commitment with their institutes.

 

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organizational commitment, personal factors and Libyan technical and vocational education sector

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