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A Happy Mindset: Organizational Commitment and Job Satisfaction among Health Care Employees in the Caribbean


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This study investigated to what extent there is a relationship between job satisfaction and organizational commitment among health care employees in the Caribbean. The study included a sample of 33 employees who worked in a health care facility in the Caribbean. There were two questionnaires used for this study . One measurement instrument was the Job Satisfaction Questionnaire adapted by Lucas, Babakus, and Ingram (1990) used to measure the overall job satisfaction among healthcare employees. The other measurement instrument was the Klein Unidimensional Target-free (KUT) questionnaire developed by Klein, Cooper, Molloy, and Swanson (2014) used to measure the overall organizational commitment among healthcare employees. The Pearson r correlation was used to determine the relationship between job satisfaction and organizational commitment. The study found that there was a moderate but significant positive relationship between overall job satisfaction and overall organizational commitment among health care facility employees in the Caribbean.

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Job Satisfaction, Organizational Commitment, Turnover Intentions.
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David Bennett
School of Business and Management, University of the Commonwealth Caribbean, 17 Worthington Avenue, Kingston, Jamaica
Roquel Hylton
School of Business and Management, University of the Commonwealth Caribbean, 17 Worthington Avenue, Kingston, Jamaica

Abstract


This study investigated to what extent there is a relationship between job satisfaction and organizational commitment among health care employees in the Caribbean. The study included a sample of 33 employees who worked in a health care facility in the Caribbean. There were two questionnaires used for this study . One measurement instrument was the Job Satisfaction Questionnaire adapted by Lucas, Babakus, and Ingram (1990) used to measure the overall job satisfaction among healthcare employees. The other measurement instrument was the Klein Unidimensional Target-free (KUT) questionnaire developed by Klein, Cooper, Molloy, and Swanson (2014) used to measure the overall organizational commitment among healthcare employees. The Pearson r correlation was used to determine the relationship between job satisfaction and organizational commitment. The study found that there was a moderate but significant positive relationship between overall job satisfaction and overall organizational commitment among health care facility employees in the Caribbean.

Keywords


Job Satisfaction, Organizational Commitment, Turnover Intentions.

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