Role of Value Alignment and Work-Family Enrichment on Employee Retention among Private Secondary School Teachers in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State

Ruth Panshak Goma, Arinzechukwu Jude Okpara


Retention is one of the biggest challenges for today’s organizations especially in private secondary schools where there is a high exodus of teachers. The rate of turnover among private secondary school teachers is on the increase; this situation is not only catastrophic to the school but to the entire education system as the quality of education is determined by the quality of the teachers. The fact that teachers are liable for educating, forming and shaping the students who are regarded as the country’s future leaders, it is fundamental that their employers create programmes that would make these teachers feel connected to their work environment so that they would want to be retained. This study aimed to examine the role of spirituality and work-family enrichment on employee retention. A survey was conducted on 336 teachers of private secondary schools in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State. Matter-formism and Role expansion theories were used to explain the relationship that exists between the variables. Using SPSS version 22, results from regression analysis showed a strong positive significant relationship between the variables indicating that increase in meaningfulness at work would lead to high retention. Further analysis testing mediating relationship revealed a positive relationship between spirituality dimensions and retention. Conclusion showed a statistically significant relationship between meaningfulness at work and employee retention when work-family enrichment is used as a mediator. It was recommended that the organizations should enrich the work content of employees; pay more attention on work activities that would enrich family life and create an environment of mutual trust where employees would have a deep connection with one another; as these would make the employees happier, satisfied and remain with the organization.

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