Psychological Empowerment and Employee Affective Commitment in Manufacturing Firms in Rivers State, Nigeria



This study examined psychological empowerment and employee affective commitment in manufacturing firms in Rivers State, Nigeria, four major hypotheses guides the researcher in accomplishing this empirical study, one hundred (100) copies of the research questionnaire were distributed while only ninety two (92) copies were used in our analysis. The analyses was carried out using the Pearson’s Product Movement Correlation coefficient statistical tool with the aid of statistical package for social scientists (SPSS) and the result revealed a significant relationship between the dimensions of psychological empowerment and the measures of employee affective commitment used in this study. Based on the outcome, the researcher recommended thus; Management of the manufacturing organization should devise positive means of encouraging their employees to participate actively in the problem solve scenario through active mental models. The employees should be properly motivated and assisted to improve their sense of autonomy and self-efficacy for executing their job activities and controlling responsibilities.

Keywords: Psychological empowerment; Affective commitment; Competence; Self Determination; shared Value; Personal Involvement.


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