Existing organizational culture typologies and organizational commitment at a selected higher education institution in South Africa

  • Received June 7, 2016;
    Accepted June 12, 2017;
    Published July 24, 2017
  • Author(s)
    Ndlovu Wiseman
    , Hlanganipai Ngirande , Sam Tlou Setati
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  • Article Info
    Volume 14 2017, Issue #2 (cont. 1), pp. 242-251
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The study investigates the relationship between organizational culture and organization commitment at a higher education institution in South Africa. Quantitative research approach was used and 30 participants were chosen at random from academic and non-academic employees of the university. Furthermore, in order to gather data, the study used a structured questionnaire regarding the effects of existing organizational culture on organizational commitment. Pearson correlation analysis was used to determine the relationship between existing organizational culture typologies and facets of organizational commitment. The study revealed that different culture typologies bring about different levels of organizational commitment. Moreover, support of culture had a strong significant relationship with normative and continuance commitment. This means that if the organization shows the sense care and support to its employees, they will develop an obligatory sense of belonging and help the organization in attaining its objectives.

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    • Table 1. Reliability of the existing organizational culture and organisational commitment
    • Table 2. Inter correlation matrix of scores on the organizational culture typologies and organizational commitment constructs