Indiscipline and Productivity among Civil Servants: A Study of Imo State Ministry of Education


  • Ubah Chukwudi Nelson (Ph.D), Onyeiwu, Emmanuel Anayo (Ph.D) and Umeh Chijioke Sunday Ph.D .


Indiscipline, Productivity, Civil Servants, Organizational Policy, Effective Leadership, Employee Remuneration, Indisciplinary Behavior and Discipline.


This study examined indiscipline and productivity among civil servants using Imo State Ministry of Education as the focal point. The study was necessitated following the need to ascertain the problem of indiscipline on organizational productivity and growth. In line with above, three research objectives, three research questions and three hypotheses were formulated and used. The researchers employed descriptive survey research design and questionnaire was used as the instrument of data collection. The data collected were analyzed using simple percentage and chi-square. Based on the data analysis, it was discovered that effective organizational policy, effective leadership, and improve employee remuneration could help to reduce indisciplinary behavior and promote discipline among civil servants in Imo State. It was recommended that public sector organizations should develop effective policies which will service as guild and help to reduce indiscipline in the civil service. Furthermore, leaders/managers should develop confidence in subordinate employees by giving them responsibilities to handle and adopt effective administrative strategies to achieve organizational goals and reduce indiscipline in the service. The study concludes that the achievement of organizational high performance among other factors is dependent on the level of employee commitment and dedication to duty in the system.