Employee Participation and Determination of Minimum Wage among Primary School Teachers in Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria

Isiaka Kolawole Egbewole

Abstract


The study examined the effect of employee participation and determination of minimum wage among selected primary schools in Osogbo, Osun State Nigeria. Descriptive survey research designs were adopted for the study. The population of the study was 145 staff of the selected primary schools while taro yamane formula was used to determine 106 as the sample size. Questionnaire was used to elicit information from the respondents and single linear regression was used to analyze the collected data with the help of statistical package for social sciences (SPSS). The findings of the study revealed that (i) The correlation coefficient (R) equals [r (98)=.43**, p<.01], indicates that the hypothesis two was not statistically supported by the result of the studies. (ii) The result showed further that age (β =.21, t=4.26, P<.01; Educational status (β =.15, t=3.64, P<.01), length of service (β =.19, t=4.03, P<.01) and job status (β =.22, t=4.63, P<.01) showed significantly independent prediction of minimum wage and employee participation among staff of selected primary schools. However, the result revealed that gender (β =.02, t=.04, p<.05) and marital status (β =.03, t=.06, p<.05), did not show significantly independent prediction of minimum wage and employee participation. The study concluded that workers participation has negative effect on employees' job satisfaction, productivity, commitment, which can create comparative advantage for an organization. The study recommends that having established a gap currently existing on employee participation and minimum wage, it helps in motivating employers and employees at different sectors to encourage a proper minimum wage scale.  


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijhrs.v10i4.17817

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