Leadership Style and Perceived Organisational Politics as Predictors of Organisational Commitment among Civil Servants in Osun State

A. K. Fashola, A. A. Akanni, C. O. Ajila


This study examined the predictive roles of leadership styles and perceived organisational politics on organisational commitment among Civil Servant in Osun State. Primary data for the study were collected from a total of 248 Civil Servants in Osun state using the stratified random sampling technique. Three standardized Psychological Scales were used in the study. These were the Supervisors Behaviour Descriptive Questionnaire (SBDQ), Perception of Organisational Politics Scale (POPS) and Organisational Commitment Questionnaire (OCQ). Data collected were subjected to inferential statistics such as Pearson Moment Correlation and Multiple Regression. Results showed a significant positive relationship between leadership style and organisational commitment among Civil Servants in Osun State (r (246)=0.31, p < 0.05}. It also revealed a significant relationship between perceived organisational politics and organisational commitment {r =(246) = 0.20, p > 0.05}. It further showed a joint significant relationship among leadership style, perceived organisational politics and organisational commitment { F (2,245) = 16.21, p < 0.05}.The stepwise multiple regression analysis revealed that 9.4% variation in organisational commitment is explained by the democratic leadership style, autocratic leadership style and perceived organisational politics {r= 0.324, r2 (adj) = 0.0094, F (3,244) = 9.514, P < 0.05}. The study concluded that both leadership style and perceived organisational politics predicted organisational commitment.

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