The Effect of Job Involvement and Perceived Organizational Support on organizational commitment in Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture

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Addis Ababa University


The main objective of the study is to examine the effect of job involvement and perceived organizational support on organizational commitment of employees’ in Ministry of Agriculture. Explanatory research design and quantitative approach was used. Quantitative survey method was applied and a sample of 133 employees of MoA was selected to answer the instrument. The participants of the study were selected using probability sampling method specifically systematic random sampling. Both descriptive and inferential analysis was done to analyze the responses. The descriptive statistics result revealed that employees were scored moderately on normative and continuance commitment but affective commitment scored at low level. The Overall organizational commitment of employees’ was low. The result of Pearson’s correlation showed that, job involvement and perceived organizational support have positive and significant relationship with OC of employees. The findings also revealed that job involvement and POS have positive and significant contribution to OC of employees. Therefore, the Ministry should actively involve employees in decision making and Support them to make their own decisions as much as possible regarding their job. By recognize employee’s contributions to their organization, make them feel valued to increase their perceived organizational support and enhance organizational commitment. Farther more, management of the Ministry should mainly focus on job involvement practices and effective organizational support strategies to enhance organizational commitment of employees



Affective Commitment, Continuance Commitment, Job Involvement