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Workplace spirituality and organizational citizenship behaviour among Nigerian academics: The mediating role of normative organizational commitment

Kabiru Ishola Genty (), Tinuke M. Fapohunda (), Foluso Ilesanmi Jayeoba () and Rasheed Olawale Azeez ()
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Kabiru Ishola Genty: Lagos State University, Lagos, Nigeria
Tinuke M. Fapohunda: Lagos State University, Lagos, Nigeria
Foluso Ilesanmi Jayeoba: Lagos State University, Lagos, Nigeria
Rasheed Olawale Azeez: Lagos State University, Lagos, Nigeria

Journal of Human Resource Management, 2017, vol. 20, issue 2, 48-62

Abstract: The research reported in this paper examined the mediating role of normative organizational commitment on the relationship that exists between workplace spirituality and organizational citizenship behavior amongst academics at some selected Nigerian Universities. A non-experimental research design was adopted utilizing the quantitative and correlational methods. With the aid of the convenience sampling technique, 350 questionnaires were distributed at an equal proportion to academic staffs at two Nigerian public universities. Three hundred and thirty-one questionnaires were retrieved, of which 328 were found usable for analyses in the study. Three hypotheses were proposed and tested using inferential statistics with the aid of SPSS version 20 and the IBM SPSS AMOS version 22. The outcomes of the study brought to the fore that, there exists a statistical significant and positive relationship between workplace spirituality and normative organizational commitment. Correspondingly, a strong and positive relationship was found between normative organizational commitment and organizational citizenship behavior. Finally, a partial mediating influence of normative organizational commitment was established on the workplace spirituality and organizational citizenship behavior relationship. Conclusively, this study recommended that, universities management should recognize workplace spirituality for the attainment of normative commitment to foster more organizational citizenship behavior among the academics.

Keywords: workplace spirituality; organizational citizenship behaviour; normative commitment; mediation; Nigerian academics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L2 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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