Discipline Management Strategies and Compliance Success in the Rivers State Civil Service

Discipline Management Strategies and Compliance Success in the Rivers State Civil Service

ABSTRACT: This study examined the relationship between discipline management strategies and compliance success of civil service sector in Rivers State. The study was operationalized with the dimensions of discipline management strategies being value communication, organizational justice, consistency, enforcement and penalty
appropriateness. Compliance success was measured by order and responsiveness. The study was guided by six research questions and twelve research hypotheses.The study used cross-sectional survey design. The target population of 3200 three thousand two hundred comprised some selected ministry in civil service sector in Rivers State, with a sampling of 356 drawing from the target population with the help of Taro Yamane formula. The content validity of our instrument was achieved using supervisor‟s vetting and approval.Data was analysed and results presented using tables, mean and standard deviation. The hypotheses were tested using Pearson Moment Correlation Coefficient. The study found that there is a strong significant positive relationship between discipline management strategies and compliance success of selected ministries in civil service sector in Rivers State.with the dimensions and measures also showing positive correlation. Organizational culture and leadership also moderate the relationship between discipline management strategies and compliance success.
KEYWORDS: Consistency , Discipline Management, Enforcement, Organisational Justice, Penalty Appropriateness, Value Communication

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