The Psychological Contract And Its Relationship With Organizational Commitment And Job Satisfaction On Employees: A Study Of Faith Based Child Development Projects In Nairobi-east
Kilonzi, Jimmy Kimau
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The tide of this research is: The psychological contract and its relationship with Organizational Commitment and Satisfaction of Employees in Faith-Based Child development Project within Nairobi East. This research was undertaken with two objectives in mind. i) To ascertain the relationship between employee psychological contract and job satisfaction. ii) To ascertain the relationship between psychological contract and employee commitment to the organization. To meet the objective, the study involved the whole population of compassion international funded child development projects within the Nairobi East cluster. The seven projects had 29 social workers in total and were all presented with the questionnaire between June and July 2007 for information. Primary data was collected usmg a questionnaire from 29 respondents. The data was analyzed using frequency distribution tables and percentages. The study revealed that poor psychological contract adversely affects the levels of job satisfaction and commitment of employees in Nairobi East. The main factors that determine the employee level of,job satisfaction include; recognition, promotions, good working conditions, remuneration, and supervision. It was clear that dissatisfied employees proportionately demonstrate low levels of organizational commitment, which translates into high turnover, absenteeism and increased wastes in resources and time. It was therefore recommended that the management of these projects make efforts to ensure that these factors are put into operational consideration in their insritutions [r) avert turnovers and low productivity staff and the organization. Further studies were recommended to find out how psychological contract relates with organizational commitment and satisfaction of employees in secular projects in Nairobi and other parts of the country as well.