Assessment of the Effect of Relational Psychological Contract on Turnover Intention Among Primary School Teachers in Kano State, Nigeria


    The study assessed the effect of Relational psychological contracts on the turnover intention of primary school teachers in Kano State. Cross-sectional survey research design was adopted for the study. Data were generated from primary sources. The instrument of the primary data collection used was a structured questionnaire. Data were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistical tools. 322 Copies of questionnaires were distributed to a sample of respondents selected from the 2,080 population of the study through a Cluster and simple random sampling techniques to test the hypothesis i.e. relational psychological contract has no significant effect on turnover intention among primary school teachers in Kano State. 300 questionnaires were successfully filled and returned. Partial Least Squares (PLS) path modelling using the smartPLS3 statistical software revealed that the relational psychological contract has a positive but insignificant effecton turnover intention among primary school teachers in Kano State having a (Beta value = 0.060 t-value = 0.295 & p-value =0.768). It was recommended that State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) in collaboration with the Kano State Government should make concerted efforts to give priority and concern to primary school teachers’ personal welfare, providing primary school teachers with favourable conditions of service, ensuringtimely payment of retirement benefits to retired teachers and their families, ensuring promotion and annual salary increment and general salary review in Kano State.

    Keywords: Loyalty, Primary School Teachers, Reciprocal obligation, Relational psychological contract, Social Exchange, Turnover intention

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    author/Bashir Yusuf & Hamza A. Yusuf

    journal/FUJPAM Vol. 3, No. 1