Employees’ commitment to the organization of a Public District Hospital: a case study

E. Tsolaki, M. Tsironi, Theofanis Fotis, F. Tzavella, M. Lavdaniti, S. Zyga

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Background: The employees' satisfaction from their job and their commitment to the organizationappears to be one of the most determinants factors of organizational effectiveness.Aim: The aim of this study was the research of commitment to the organization of employees' workingat Sparta General Hospital, as well as the correlation between job satisfaction and social, economic,demographic or other factors.Methodology: The research’s sample included 121 employees from all departments of a public districthospital. For research purposes, the Organizational Commitment Questionnaire was used. Dataspecially designed for the research’s purposes.Results: The largest sample’s proportion, declared moderate to very satisfy by their job at that Hospital.The particular job demands, exhausting timetables, stress and organizational weaknesses of the GreekHealth System seem to have been key components of the problem. Also, for a large sample proportion,the job demands affect negatively the time and energy that Sparta General Hospital employees’ dedicateto themselves and to their families. Almost half of the participants replied that they are not at allsatisfied with their payroll. Regarding the rates of emotional, standing and exemplary commitment,showed that gender, education level, marital status, age and total years of professional senioritycorrelated with the level of emotional commitment. To higher affective commitment is positivelycorrelated with age of employees and years of service.Conclusions: The research of commitment to the organization can contribute substantially in improvingthe hospital’s and health system’s effectiveness, the increment of job’s satisfaction, the employees’efficiency.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)258-266
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Caring Sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2013


  • Organizational Commitment
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Organizational Culture
  • Motivating Staff


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