Perceived Organizational Politics and University Lecturers’ Demographics Influences on Turnover Intentions
This study investigated perceived organizational politics and demographics influences on turnover intentions among Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-iwoye lecturers with specific objectives examining whether university lecturers perceived organizational politics will significantly influence their turnover intentions and whether there are independent and joint influences of age, gender, length of service and organizational politics on turnover intentions.The study adopted survey research design using stratified sampling technique to select 305 lecturers from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-iwoye, Nigeria. Data obtained was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics while the hypotheses were tested at 5% level of significance. The results showed that, perceived organizational politics did not significantly influence lecturers’ turnover intentions. Also, there was no significant independent and joint influences of lecturers’ gender, age, length of service and their perceived organizational politics on turnover intentions. The implication of this findings is that, irrespective of lecturer’s gender (male or female), their age levels and years spent in service coupled with high or low perceived organizational politics, they did not indicate any willful intent to leave their university for another. Therefore, the management of the university should make policies allowing for equitable distribution of resources, implementation of promotion without discrimination, appointment of officers based on merit and approval of staff development programme devoid of favouritism in order to sustain their continued retention.
Keywords: University Lecturers, Demographics, Organizational Politics, Turnover Intentions