Effect of principals' relationship management on the organisational commitment of teachers in secondary school in county governments in Kenya

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Nancy Minjire Waweru
Hazel Gachunga
John Mwangi Kihoro

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence principals’ relationship management (RM) on the organizational commitment (OC) of secondary school teachers in county governments in Kenya as moderated by teachers’ self-efficacy. This study hypothesized that principals’ RM has no significant relationship on the teachers’ OC. Survey research design was employed to establish the relationship between principals’ RM and teachers’ OC. Simple random sampling was used to draw a sample of 120 principals and 480 teachers from Nairobi, Machakos, Kajiado, and Kiambu counties in Kenya. The method of data collection was through the use of questionnaires. This study established that principals’ RM was a significant predictor of teachers’ OC. The study also established that teachers’ self-efficacy moderated the relationship between principals’ RM and teachers’ OC and that self-efficacy had positive influence on teachers OC. The study recommends that Teachers’ Service Commission (teachers’ employer) should put more emphasize on training of RM among principals in secondary schools in Kenya. This study makes useful contribution in the advancement of knowledge on the effects of principals’ RM on teachers’ OC in Kenya.

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