Role of Perceived Leader Integrity on Teachers’ Organizational Commitment among Teachers of Senior Secondary School in Nigeria
Musa Shu’aibu1, Nimisha Beri2

1Musa Shu’aibu, Lecturer, Department of Office Technology and Management, Jigawa State Polytechnic, Dutse Nigeria West Africa.
2Nimisha Beri, Professor, Department of Education, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara (Punjab), India.
Manuscript received on 04 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 16 May 2019 | Manuscript Published on 23 May 2019 | PP: 391-400 | Volume-7 Issue-6S5 April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F10660476S519/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: The present research was conducted to find the role of perceived leader integrity on teachers’ organizational commitment. Organizational commitment can be seen as how attached employees’ are to their organization and their willingness to remain loyal to the organization as well as the rules and regulation guiding the operations of that organization. Leader integrity is seen as having a quality of honesty and good character as well as condition of being complete; it is also seen as a choice upon a leader in order to hold oneself to moral and ethical standard in a consistent manner. In order to obtain accurate and relevant data descriptive survey method and multistage sampling technique was used in the present study. 199 senior secondary school teachers from Dutse Municapal of Jigawa State Nigeria were taken as a sample for study. In order to collect data for the study Teachers’ Organizational Commitment Scale and Perceived Leader Integrity Scale were used. The findings reveals that majority of teachers are having above average or high commitment to their organization and perceived their leaders as being moderate ethical. No significant difference was found in organizational commitment among secondary school teachers on the basis of gender. But in perception towards leaders male teachers have perception of their leaders to be more ethical as compared to females. Moreover, the results show that there is significant difference among private and public secondary school teachers in their commitment to the organization, which indicated that private secondary school teachers are more committed to their organization in comparison to public secondary school teachers. There is significant difference among public and private secondary school teachers in their perception towards leaders. The study further shows that teachers with different range of experience have same level of commitment towards their organization, and same level of perception towards their leaders. Perceived leader integrity is significantly correlated with teachers’ organizational commitment, and shows that there is significant role of perceived leader integrity on teachers’ organizational commitment. Finally, the researcher concluded by providing recommendations and suggestions as per the findings.
Keywords: Teachers’ Organizational Commitment, Perceived Leader Integrity, Role, Secondary Schools, Dutse District and Exploratory.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences