Antecedents of Level of Commitment of Volunteers in NGOs: A Case Study of African Youth for Education and Empowerment Foundation (AYEEF) (Published)
Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) will find Ghana to be one of the most appropriate countries in the world (Arhin, Kumi & Adam, 2018). For addressing poverty, gender equity, rural development, disaster management, environmental conservation, human rights, and other social issues, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have evolved as an important element of the institutional framework. The general objective of the study is to examine the antecedents of the level of commitment among volunteers. The explanatory study technique was utilized to get detailed knowledge of variables and establish links between dependent and independent variables to analyze the antecedents of dedication among volunteers in African Youth for Education and Empowerment Foundations(AYEEF). The study’s population or target populations were volunteers of the African Youth for Education and Empowerment Foundation. The simple random sampling method was employed to choose respondents for this study. A self-developed questionnaire was the major tool for data collection for the study. Among all the nine challenges ranked, rising cost of food and fuel in the country, ability to travel around the community, lower household incomes were ranked as the three most severe challenges of volunteers in AYEEF. The study concludes that the volunteers did not really feel the need to stay with their organization despite the fact that they were emotionally attached to the organization and believed that they ought to stay committed to the service they offered as volunteers. The study recommended that wide range of volunteer assistance should be provided, from recruitment and on-boarding to ongoing evaluation and feedback after a volunteer has completed their work.
Improving Teaching of Christian Moral Education in Secondary Schools in South East Geo-Political Zone of Nigeria through Commitment in Teachers’ Behaviour (Published)
Nigerian society exhibits symptoms of serious moral decay. There is consequently widespread concern about the moral predicament in the nation. This paper is an attempt to investigate how commitment in teachers’ behaviour could improve the teaching of Christian moral education in secondary schools in the southeast geopolitical zone of Nigeria. Two research questions guided the study. The study adopted descriptive survey research design. South-east geopolitical zone is the area of study and the population comprised of all the Christian Moral Education teachers in the states that make up the zone. 300 teachers were selected out of 967 Christian Moral Education teachers in the area using purpose sampling technique. Fixed response questionnaire was used to collect data from the respondents. Mean was used to analyze data. Result show-cased that the teaching of Christian Moral Education could be improved through commitment in teachers’ behaviour. Based on the findings, the study stresses that a greater percentage of the work of improving the teaching of Christian moral education lies in the hands of the teachers as commitments in teachers’ behaviour becomes a necessity of immediacy and paramount. This however forms the contribution of the study.
The production of a storyline connecting issues of policy coherence with reference to reform initiatives designed to enhance teacher professionalism is the central purpose of this article. The storyline is synthesised from conversations with Ghana Education Service (GES) stakeholders and educational leaders about their opinions concerning the Ghana Education Service and teacher support towards policy implementation within the Sissala East District. Teacher professionalism has been taken out of a larger research work on “Implementation of Initiatives in Ghanaian Education: The effect on rural Ghanaian junior high schools” (Inkoom, 2012). The article articulates background data about demographic details of teachers in the Sissala East District; their professional development; teaching and learning, facilities and resources; and, issues of teacher deployment within GES and teacher education.
JOB SECURITY AND JOB SATISFACTION AS DETERMINANTS OF ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT AMONG UNIVERSITY TEACHERS IN CROSS RIVER STATE, NIGERIA (Published)
The purpose of this study was to find out the extent to which job security and job satisfaction predicted organizational commitment of university teachers in Cross River State, Nigeria. The relative contribution of each of the two independent variables to the prediction was also investigated. A survey design was adopted and the study sample consisted of 290 lecturers selected from 2 universities using purposive sampling technique. Two hypotheses guided the study. Instrument for data collection was a structured questionnaire. Data were analyzed using multiple regression and t-test. The result of the study revealed that both job security and job satisfaction jointly had a significant effect (F = 9.87; P< .05) on organizational commitment of university teachers. There was also a significant correlation between the joint predictor variables and organizational commitment (R = 0.593; P<.05). Job satisfaction was a more potent predictor of organizational commitment (t = 3.38; P < .05) than job security ( t = 2.75; P < .05). The two independent variables made significant relative contributions to the determinacy of organizational commitment of university teachers. Premised on these findings it was recommended that the government and university management should improve upon existing motivational strategies to ensure job satisfaction of academic staff in order to enhance their commitment. Actions of government and university authority that would lead to threats of job security among academic staff should be avoided as this could jeopardize their sense of commitment.