Employee Commitment Could Be Enhanced in the Healthcare Sector in the UK

Machokoto, Washington ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3613-3553 (2019) Employee Commitment Could Be Enhanced in the Healthcare Sector in the UK. International Journal of Psychology and Cognitive Science.

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Abstract: Performance of an organisation is determined by how much employees are committed to the running of that
organisation. Therefore, employee commitment is essential to organisational success. This qualitative interpretative research
aims to examine how employee commitment in an organisation can be enhanced, and this would reduce the present staff
turnover levels. A total of 8 employees were interviewed at a healthcare facility, and the interviews were audio recorded. Data
were initially analysed using a thematic approach before the code extracts were put in frames. The outcome of the data analysis
indicated four core themes, trust, reward, motivation and self-esteem. Through these themes, participants were suggesting that
employee commitment can be enhanced by increasing trust, reward, motivation and self-esteem. Also, the emerged themes
show the interconnection between the earlier suggested types of commitment (affective, continuance and normative). Despite a
small sample in this research, the results of this study have a positive managerial implementation, managers should know that;
it is trust, reward, motivation and self-esteem that make employees committed. This conclusion could help organisations to
reduce staff turnover significantly. However, this researcher suggests that more research is required to establish this outcome
since this study is based on a small sample.
Keywords: Employee Commitment, Affective Commitment, Continuance Commitment, Normative Commitment

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Business and finance > Business and management > Business ethics
Depositing User: Washington Machokoto
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2022 17:14
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 16:10
URI: https://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/9013

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