International Journal of
Psychology and Counselling

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Psychol. Couns.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2499
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 194

Full Length Research Paper

Work-family role conflict and organizational commitment among industrial workers in Nigeria

  D. I. Akintayo    
Department of Human Resource Development, College of Human Resource Development and Lifelong Learning, Osun State University, Okuku Campus, Nigeria. 
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 10 May 2010
  •  Published: 30 June 2010



This study investigated the impact of work-family role conflict on organizational commitment of industrial workers in Nigeria. The descriptive survey research method was adopted for the study. A total of 247 respondents were selected for the study using proportionate stratified sampling technique. Instruments used for data collection are: Work-family role conflict scale and organizational commitment scale. Linear regression analysis and t-test were used to test hypotheses that were generated for the study at 0.05 alpha levels. Finding reveals that there was a significant contribution of work-family role conflict to organizational commitment. Also, it was found that a significant difference exists between married and single respondents` experience of work-family role conflict. Moreover, the finding shows that there was a significant difference between organizational commitment of male and female respondents based on work-family role conflict. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended that organizational support programme needs to be introduced and provided for all levels of workers in order to reduce the burden of work-family role conflict interface and virtually induced commitment to their jobs. The level of family responsibilities of the workers need to be considered during recruitment, in assigning responsibilities and placement process in order to foster organizational commitment.


Key words: Work-family, role conflict, organizational commitment, industrial workers, Nigeria.