Organizational Commitment of Health Professionals and Associated Factors in Government Health Facilities of Gurage Zone, South Ethiopia
Clinical Medicine Research
Volume 5, Issue 5, September 2016, Pages: 82-90
Received: Nov. 19, 2016; Accepted: Dec. 2, 2016; Published: Feb. 1, 2017
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Gebremariam Hailemicael Nima, Department of Public Health, Wolkite University, Wolkite, Ethiopia
Mirkuzie Woldie Kerie, Department of Health Policies and Management, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia
Gebeyehu Tsega Nebeb, Department of Health Policies and Management, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia
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There is a general conviction that organizational commitment has a positive and significant impact upon business performance and reform process of health systems. However, to the best of the investigators knowledge, there are no studies examining organizational commitment in the health care setting of Ethiopia. Hence the objective of this study is to assess the level of organizational commitment and associated factors among health professionals in government health facilities of Gurage zone, south Ethiopia. A facility based cross sectional study was conducted in 30 health centers and one general hospital from March, 20/2014 to April, 12/2014 in Gurage zone, south Ethiopia. A total of 424 health professionals were included in this study. A self-administered questionnaire asking about socio-demographic and economic characteristics of the participants, organizational commitment, job satisfaction and perceived organizational support was used. Factor analysis was conducted to identify the measurement scales and factor scores were used in both binary and multiple linear regressions. The percentage mean score of organizational commitment for health professionals working in government health facilities of Gurage zone was 64.81%. This study found that perceived leadership style and training opportunity, perceived value and care for employee and perceived remuneration were predictors of organizational commitment. Moreover, perceived staff interaction and perceived resource availability and work setting were factors affecting organizational commitment in this study. The percentage mean score of organizational commitment for health professionals working in government health facilities of Gurage zone was comparable to those reported from other developing countries. Hence, health managers and policy makers has to work on designing human resources management system with arrangements for training opportunities, reasonable reward and recognition system and appropriate leadership approaches to promote commitment among health professionals.
Health Professionals, Commitment, Organization, Satisfaction, Perceived Support
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Gebremariam Hailemicael Nima, Mirkuzie Woldie Kerie, Gebeyehu Tsega Nebeb, Organizational Commitment of Health Professionals and Associated Factors in Government Health Facilities of Gurage Zone, South Ethiopia, Clinical Medicine Research. Vol. 5, No. 5, 2016, pp. 82-90. doi: 10.11648/j.cmr.20160505.11
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