Influence of Internet-based Mobile Phone Applications on Employees Job Commitment in Agricultural Research Institutes in Oyo State, Nigeria

  • Matthew Olalekan Oose Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
  • Oluwakemi E. Fapojuwo
  • Jibril A. Agbabiaka

Abstract

This study assessed factors influencing the use of internet-based mobile phone apps on employees’ on job commitment in agricultural research institutes in Oyo State, Nigeria. A multistage sampling procedure was used to select 94 employees. The data were obtained through a structured questionnaire and analyzed using percentages, chi-square analysis and principal component analysis (PCA). Result showed that Whatsapp (3.32), Emails (3.23) and Opera mini (3.23) were the most frequently used internet-based mobile phone apps. The use of internet-based mobile apps enhances their job commitments (3.86) while using internet-based mobile apps saves time (3.54). Fluctuations of internet connectivity (2.71) and epileptic power supply (2.36) were factors influencing the use of internet-based mobile phone apps. Significant relationship (P≤0.05) existed between employees use of whatsApp (χ2=9.80), Email (χ2=6.60) and Instagram (χ2=-16.0) and job commitment. PCA reveals that fluctuation of internet connectivity (0.78) was the major determinants of employees’ use of internet-based mobile phone apps. It was concluded that whatsapp and emails positively influenced employees’ commitment to their job with favourable and positive perceive ease of use of these internet-based mobile apps. Therefore, the study recommended that stable and functional internet facilities should be in agricultural research institutes to enable employees explore the potentials of internet-based mobile phone apps.

Author Biography

Matthew Olalekan Oose, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta and Assistant Lecturer
Published
2021-04-27
How to Cite
OOSE, Matthew Olalekan; FAPOJUWO, Oluwakemi E.; AGBABIAKA, Jibril A.. Influence of Internet-based Mobile Phone Applications on Employees Job Commitment in Agricultural Research Institutes in Oyo State, Nigeria. Journal of Agricultural Extension, [S.l.], v. 25, n. 2, p. 43-53, apr. 2021. ISSN 2408-6851. Available at: <https://aesonnigeria.org/ajm/index.php/jae/article/view/2768>. Date accessed: 13 june 2021.
Section
General Extension and Teaching Methods