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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