The Influence of Workplace Facilities on Lactating Working Mothers’Job Satisfaction and Organisational Commitment: A Case Study of Lactating Working Mothers in Accra, Ghana

Abigail Opoku Mensah

Abstract


The purpose of the study was to find out the influence of workplace facilities on lactating working mothers’ job
satisfaction and their commitment level at work. The subjects for the study were two hundred and sixty lactating
working mothers who were working full time from five different organizations in the Accra Metropolis in Ghana
with age range of 24-41 years, mean age of 32.2 and a standard deviation of 8.8. Data were analyzed using
descriptive statistics of mean, standard deviation and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) was used at 0.05 levels of
significance. The findings of the study revealed that, lactating working mothers who get Workplace Facilities are
more committed to their work and also more satisfied with their work than those who do not get workplace
facilities. This paper, therefore, suggests that employers should provide workplace facilities for lactating working
mothers who want to continue the practice of exclusive breastfeeding when they return to work, Since the
provision of workplace facilities benefit both the employers, the child and the working mothers. The result of this
study is to help policy makers in Ghana to have a second look at the Ghana labour Act (2003) about employment of
women especially lactating mothers who want to continue the practice of exclusive breastfeeding with full time
work. The findings will also educate employers in Ghana about the benefit of workplace facilities for lactating
working mothers and the organization as a whole.


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