Factors that influence organizational commitment of employees at Kenya plant health inspectorate Service Corporation
Organizational commitment is critical to the success of any organization. Meyer and Allen (1997) stated that a committed employee is one who will stay with the organization through thick and thin, attend work regularly, put in a full day and may be more, protect company assets and who shares company goals. The purpose of this study was to identify the factors that influence organizational commitment among employees in Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service. The study adopted a case study design. Data was collected using questionnaires directly administered to the respondents. Out of the sample of 100 employees, 84 members of staff responded thereby giving a response rate of 84%. Factor analysis was used to rank the factors that influence organizational commitment in Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate service . The findings indicated the significant factors influencing organizational commitment in Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate service to be education duration of service and job category. Specifically, the organization should focus its attention on the leading factors identified which include employees age, job category and level of education. From the above findings, it is concluded that majority of the employees are committed to the organization. It is recommended that future research should investigate the extent to which these findings can be generalized to other regulatory institutions in public service since this was a case study on Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service, a parastatal mandated to regulate all the plants and plant materials entering or leaving the country.