An investigation into the levels of job satisfaction and organizational commitment amongst South African police service employees

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    Friday, 29 July 2016
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    http://dx.doi.org/10.21511/ppm.14(3).2016.07
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    Volume 14 2016, Issue #3, pp. 76-84
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The objective of the study is to determine whether a relationship existed between the variables of job satisfaction and organizational commitment within the South African police services. Data were collected using questionnaires, administered to a sample of 103 respondents, received 71% response rate from a population of 140 employees and used the simple random sampling technique. Data were analyzed using both descriptive and inferential statistics. No statistically significant correlation was found between the dimensions of job satisfaction and organizational commitment. The ANOVA test showed a significant difference in normative commitment among the age, home language and ethnic groups. The ANOVA test revealed significant differences among the biographical variables and the job satisfaction dimensions. The findings of this study indicated no relationship between job satisfaction and organizational commitment

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