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Employee Commitment and Turnover Intention: Perspectives from the Nigerian Public Sector

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  • Dennis Gabriel Pepple
  • Peter Akinsowon
  • Michael Oyelere
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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages19
JournalPublic Organization Review
Publication statusPublished - 27 Nov 2021


This study investigates the conceptualization of employee commitment and turnover intention in the Nigerian public sector using a qualitative approach. Findings sug-gest that (i) employees expressed a lack of sense of ownership and attached meaning to commitment based on (self-help) benefit gained from their organization, and (ii) the lack of scrutiny and accountability in the public sector resulted in low employee turnover intention. The study is novel for developing a framework underscoring how context may affect the conceptualisation of employee commitment and turnover intention.


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