Organizational Culture, Job Satisfaction, Organizational Commitment and Turnover Intentions among Lecturers at Makerere University
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The study aimed at investigating the relationship between organizational culture, job satisfaction, organizational commitment and turnover intentions among Makerere university lecturers. A total of 158 questionnaires out of 278 were completed and returned by the lecturers yielding a response rate of 56.8%. Person product moment correlation coefficient was used to test hypotheses while regression analysis was used to test mediation. The results of the study showed that organizational culture has a positive and significant relationship with job satisfaction as well as organizational commitment, results also showed that job satisfaction had a positive and significant relationship with organizational commitment and also organizational commitment had a negative but significant relationship with turnover intentions. The study results also showed that organizational commitment partially mediates the relationship between organizational culture and turnover intentions as well as job satisfaction and turnover intentions. Employers can incorporate the findings of the study by shaping organizational culture in such a way that can help enhance the overall level of job satisfaction, making employees more emotionally attached and willing to remain and build their career with the organization. This way the organization can minimize the chances of losing talented employees and thus it’s more likely to create competitive advantage.