The Relationship between Job Satisfaction, Job Motivation, and Organizational Commitment in the Healthcare Workers: a Structural Equation Modeling Study

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Islamic Azad University, Gachsaran Branch, Gachsaran, Iran

2 Islamic Azad University, Sciences and Research Branch, Tehran Iran

3 School of Management and Medical Information Services, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

4 Health Sciences Institute of Jihad University, Tehran, Iran

5 School of Health Care Services Management, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran


Background and Objectives: Healthcare human resources management is a challenging and multi-faceted task. Study of the interrelation of various variables affecting the performance of the healthcare workers resources can provide insight into effective management of human resources in the health settings. Hence, this study aimed to explore the relationship between job satisfaction, job motivation and organizational commitment in the healthcare workers. Methods: A sample of 250 healthcare workers was selected from the public hospitals of Boyerahmad Kohkiluyeh Province using cluster sampling method. Job satisfaction was measured by Spector’s job survey, job motivation by Loudahel Kitchener’s survey and organizational commitment by Allen and Meyer’s survey. The relationship between the variables was explored by sstructural equations modeling. Results: Job satisfaction was found to be a significant predictor of job motivation and organizational commitment. In addition, job motivation significantly predicted the organizational commitment. Conclusions: In order to increase organizational commitment of the healthcare workers, the administrators of the healthcare settings should motivate their employees by strategies leading targeting enhancing their satisfaction with job and quality of work life.