Quantifying the impact of adding an unlisted credit asset to a portfolio of listed credit assets

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2017

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University of Cape Town

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Skilled construction workers play a vital role in the delivery of construction projects. However, there has been report off their shortage within the Nigerian construction industry. The commitment of the few available ones to their organisation is therefore important as this is bound to influence the service delivery of these organisations. It is based on this knowledge that this study assessed the commitment of skilled construction workers in Abuja, Nigeria. The study adopted a survey design and quantitative data were gathered from skilled construction workers in registered construction companies in the study area. Percentage, mean item score, and Kruskal-Walis H-Test were used in analysing the data gathered. The study revealed that the type of employment of skilled workers (full time, part-time or contract) has no significant relationship with their commitment type. The common type of commitment exhibited is the continuance commitment. The most significant factors influencing their commitment are; getting feedback from supervisors, payment received being equal to work done, and availability of opportunities to grow. The practical implication of this result is that construction companies within the country need to improve in the aspect of human resource management so as to attain better commitment and at the same time improve their productivity. It is believed that the findings of this study will assist construction organisations in making appropriate planning and developing significant methods that will assist them in enhancing their organisational commitment of their skilled workers, and by so doing increasing organisational performance and workers productivity.
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