International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Affective commitment: A Comparative Study across Variant Units and Ranks of the National Police Service, Kenya
Charles Mbugua

Many researches on organizational leadership of security services lack attention on organizational commitment, andby extension on its key dimension: affective commitment. Similarly studies on the National Police Service of Kenyahave majorly focused on corruption, ignoring the critical place of affective commitment: the construct which reflectsthe extent to which employees are emotionally attached to the organization. This study was then carried out to identifythe perception levels of affective commitment across the units and ranks of National Police Service, Kenya. Analysisrevealed an overall low level of affective commitment (mean= 2.806) with the middle rank range of sergeant to seniorsergeant having the highest level (mean= 2.843). From the findings,the service then needs to adopt an organizationalleadership practice that focuses on enhancing affective commitment across its units and ranks, if officers are to offerquality service in line with the envisaged vision.

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