Job Rotation and Mentoring as Determinants of Employees’ Commitment among Academic Staff of Universities in Ekiti State, Nigeria
This study examined job rotation and mentoring as determinants of employees’ commitment among academic staff of universities. The main focus of this study was to determine the effect of job rotation and influence of mentoring on employees’ commitment. The population for this study was 1,146 academic staff of universities in Ekiti state and the sample for the study was 297. The sampling technique used in this study was random sampling. The method of data analysis was regression and Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC) at 0.05 level of significant. The result showed that there was a significant strong relationship between job rotation and commitment of academic staff of Universities in Ekiti State. The result further showed that there was a positive relationship between mentoring and commitment of academic staff of Universities in Ekiti State (r = 0.832, 0.929 and 0.765). the study concluded that mentoring programmes encouraged sharing of ideas and experiences between protégé and mentors, the protégé also received advice on career advancement and development and were allowed to carry out challenging tasks as well as role model which all contributed positively towards these employees’ performance. Thus, based on the correlation between job rotation condition and employees’ commitment of academic staff of Universities in Ekiti State, it seemed that optimal use of job rotation can be effective on academic staff of Universities.
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