Gender, age and organisation commitment among Makerere University employees.
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The purpose of the study was to find whether, gender, age and organization commitment influences organization commitment among Makerere university employees. The study adopted a comparative and a correlation research design with 47 respondents who fully responded to the questionnaires measuring gender, age and organization commitment. Section A of the questionnaire was measuring personal information and section B measured organization commitment adopted from Meyer & Allen (1997) and scored on Linkert scale of measurement ranging from strongly Disagree= 1, to Strongly Agree=7, with 18 items. Data was analyzed using a statistical packages for social scientists (SPSSS) and hypothesis tested using t- test and Pearson product moment correlation coefficient (r). Results indicated that gender does not significantly influence organization commitment and there’s no significant relationship between age and organization commitment. Basing on the results, it is concluded that organization commitment is more important at all life stages and it involves many cycles of learning, skill development at all different life stages and as individuals, they need to ensure their competences. And the majority of university employees work under equivalent work environment. However, it is recommended that it is important that the university devote time, effort and resources to encourage maximum commitment among employees with different age categories and formulate policies that promote employee commitment.