Combining Entrepreneurship with Public Service in Nigeria: Effects on Occupational Stress, Family Relations, and Organizational Commitment

Tomola Marshal Obamuyi


The study explores the effect of involvement in personal business by public servants (PS) in Nigeria on occupational stress, family relations, and organizational commitment. It compares a sample of PS who combined entrepreneurship with public service with a control group of PS without any other business(es).The study employed analysis of variance(ANOVA) on the data gathered from a sample of 880 PS in Nigeria. The results indicate e that the PS with personal business demonstrate more commitment to the public service and exhibit less occupational stress compared to their counterparts without such entrepreneurial activities. The PS with personal business(es) were pulled into entrepreneurship in order to achieve better quality of life. Based on the research findings, the study proposes improved working conditions for the public servants and the need for the government to embark on good economic policy that will positively affect the lives of the PS. The study also recommends employment policy that will make it mandatory for PS interested in business(es) to register with and obtain clearance from their respective ministries and agencies.
Key words: Public servants; Entrepreneurship; Organizational commitment; Occupational stress; Family relations; Employment policy

Résumé: L'étude explore sur les effets de l'implication dans les affaires personnelles des fonctionnaires (PS) au Nigeria sur le stress professionnel, les relations familiales, et l'engagement organisationnel. Il compare un échantillon de PS qui a combiné l'entrepreneuriat avec le service public avec un groupe de contrôle du PS, sans aucune autre entreprise (s). L'analyse des études employées de variance (Anova) sur les données recueillies à partir d'un échantillon de 880 ch au Nigeria. Les résultats indiquent que le e PS avec des affaires personnelles de démontrer plus d'engagement au service public et présentent moins de stress au travail par rapport à leurs homologues sans ces activités entrepreneuriales. Le PS avec des affaires personnelles (es) ont été retirés dans l'entrepreneuriat afin de parvenir à une meilleure qualité de vie. Basé sur les résultats des recherches, l'étude propose de meilleures conditions de travail pour les fonctionnaires et la nécessité pour le gouvernement à s'engager sur la bonne politique économique qui va influer positivement sur la vie du PS. L'étude recommande également la politique de l'emploi qui va rendre obligatoire pour les PS intéressés par les affaires (es) à s'inscrire et à obtenir l'autorisation de leurs ministères et organismes respectifs.
Mots-clés: Les fonctionnaires; L’entrepreneuriat, L'engagement organisationnel; Le stress au travail, Les relations familiales, La politique d'emploi


Public servants; Entrepreneurship; Organizational commitment; Occupational stress; Family relations; Employment policy;Les fonctionnaires; L’entrepreneuriat, L'engagement organisationnel; Le stress au travail; Les relations familiales;Canadian;Social Scie


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