Idowu Owoeye, Yusau Kazeem, Olakunle Jayeola, Dotun Faloye


Evidence has been registered in the literature that human resource management systems for enhancing employee’s skills have a significant influence on employee’s attitudinal and behavioural outcomes, and as well as organisational outcomes. This evidence needs to be justified in Police Institution in Nigeria where studies on HRM practices-performance relationship remain empirically unexamined. This study therefore investigated the mediating effect of organisational commitment on the relationship between skill-enhancing practices and performance of Police Force in Nigeria. Utilising cross-sectional survey data from 321 respondents, this study found that the composite construct of skill-enhancing practices had a significant effect on performance of police Force in Nigeria. This study employed ‘PROCESS macro’ to test the hypothesis of mediation effect and the findings revealed that employee commitment fully mediated the relationship between skill-enhancing practices and performance in the context of Police Force in Nigeria. The findings of this study contain some policy implications on how to enhance human capital in an institution of Criminal Justice System such as Nigeria Police Force.

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