Workplace Discrimination and Employee Commitment in Rivers State Civil Service, Nigeria



The study investigated the nexus between workplace discrimination and employee commitment in the Rivers State Civil Service. A sample of 349 was determined from a population of 3791 Civil Servants in the Rivers State Civil Service. Data for the study was obtained through the utilization of a questionnaire. The Spearman’s Rank Order Correlation Coefficient was used in analyzing the data with the aid of SPSS. The results indicated a significant but negative correlations among the dimensions of workplace discrimination and measures of employee commitment. This means that, to improve the level of commitment among employees, all forms of discrimination must be discouraged. It was therefore recommended, that the Civil Service Commission should formulate and implement policies that will foster peaceful co-existence among workers, and also ensure that discrimination is reduced to the barest minimum.

Keywords: workplace discrimination, employee commitment, employee productivity, absenteeism.

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