The Effects of Conscientiousness, Agreeableness, Organizational Climate, and Job Satisfaction on Lecturer’s Commitment and Policy Implications

Ali Idrus, Amirul Mukminin
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The purposes of this research were to verify the personality traits consisting of conscientiousness and agreeableness as personal factors along with job satisfaction and organizational climate as the environmental factors affect organizational commitment, and to compare the organizational commitment of lecturers at one public university in Jambi. A questionnaire was used as a research instrument to collect the data from 140 lecturers. Data were analysed by using descriptive statistics and path analysis to analyse the effects of conscientiousness, agreeableness, job satisfaction and organizational climate on organizational commitment. The results of the study indicated that conscientiousness, agreeableness, job satisfaction had direct effects on organizational commitment, while organizational climate had indirect effects. Additionally, the organizational climate had direct effects on job satisfaction. These findings indicated that personal and environmental factors affected organizational commitment in an organization.

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