Perceived Levels of Job Involvement as a Predictor of Withdrawal Behaviours of Public Service Employees in Nigeria
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This study investigated the possibility of predicting the withdrawal behaviours (defined in terms of absenteeism and lateness to work) as an outcome of job dissatisfaction resulting from the perceived low levels of job involvement of public service employees in Abia, Anambra and Imo states of Nigeria. While much research has been conducted on this variable separately, very little has been done in terms of understanding the relationships between job involvement and absenteeism and lateness. 1200 employees drawn from the population of 3600 workers participated in the study. Multiple regression and multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) were used to analyze the data. Results indicated that the perceived low levels of job involvement acted as predictors of absenteeism F (3.1196) = 235.62, p <.001 and lateness F (3, 1196) = 313.23, p <.001 of public service employees in Nigerian work organizations. Results also revealed that the gender had significant influence on absenteeism and lateness with males being more absent than females. Imo state ranked highest both in absenteeism and lateness followed by Abia state and Anambra state came last. The implications of the study for employee orientation and interpersonal relations in the work behaviour were discussed.
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Christian Nwachinemere Uzondu