Organisational Factors affecting Intent to Escalate Commitment

By Olusola Iyabode Akinbobola.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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Individuals often perceive their personal advantage at the expense of the organisation when faced with negative feedback from a decision, and a choice to continue with the initial decision. The present study set to investigate the influence of organisational climate and organisational control on intent to escalate commitment in line with some theoretical framework including justification theory (Staw, 1976) and game theory (Von Voumann and Morgenstem 1944). The study adopted expost facto design. A total of 102 graduate students of Masters in Business Administration (MBA) were randomly selected for the study. The participants were made up of 61 (59.8%) males and 41 (40.2%) females. Standardised questionnaires were used for collection of data. The collected data were analysed by hierarchical regression analysis. The result showed that all variables jointly contributed significantly at (P< .05). Organisational climate independently significantly predicted (β = -0.25; P< .05) to intent to escalate commitment. The result was discussed with reference to relevant studies and existing theories. Organisational climate has implication for escalation of commitment.

Keywords: Organisational Climate, Organisational Control, Intent to Escalate Commitment

International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp.503-512. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 603.217KB).

Dr. Olusola Iyabode Akinbobola

Lecturer, Behavioural Studies, Psychology, Redeemer’s University, Mowe, Ogun, Nigeria

Dr. Olusola Iyabode Akinbobola is an industrial psychologist and a lecturer at Redeemer’s University. She had a stint of her career in the banking industry, where she left in managerial position before she joined the academia.


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