Relationship of Achievement Goal Orientation of Public and Private University Teachers at Work Engagement and Organizational Commitment


  • Dr Khadija Sittar
  • Dr Sumaira Munawar
  • Dr Mahwish Safder


Achievement goal orientations refer to general tendencies for approaching, engaging in, and evaluating their academic progress and performance in achievement contexts. The study was exploring the relationship between achievement goals with public and private university teachers’ work engagement and organizational commitment. The study was quantitative in nature and a correlation research design was used. The people of the study were selected from two districts (Lahore and Faisalabad) of Central Punjab. The sample of the study was 159 teachers from public and private universities of Central Punjab. A stratified random sampling technique was used to select the universities. A questionnaire was used for data collection. A questionnaire consisted of achievement goal orientation, work engagement, and organizational commitment. Pearson product-moment was applied to examine the correlation between achievement goal orientation with work engagement and organizational commitment. Independent samples t-test was used to find the significant difference among demographic variables. The findings of the study indicated that there was a moderate positive correlation between public and university teacher's organizational commitment.