A study of the Relationship Between Job Satisfaction, Job Motivation and Organizational Commitment Among Employees of Ministry of Health, Treatment and Medical Education (MHTME)

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran, Iran .

2 Department of Health Economics and Management, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran


Bacground and Objective: Today, it is crucial that organizations pay special attention to their human resources in order to achieve maximum effectiveness, performance and efficiency. Employees’ attitude regarding their jobs, is what affects their performance and effectiveness at work more than any other factor. Due to the importance of employees’ attitude and perception in improving efficiency and achieving organizational goals, the aim of the current study is to investigate the correlation between job satisfaction, job motivation and organizational commitment among employees of Ministry of Health, Treatment and Medical Education (MHTME).
Study method: This is a descriptive – analytical study which was carried out using cross-sectional approach in 2017. The statistical sample included 327 employees of MHTME which were selected using Stratified sampling and suitable sample size. Data gathering tools include Job Descriptive Index (JDI), Lodahl – Kushner Job Motivation Inventory and Organizational Commitment Inventory of Allen and Mayer. Data were then entered into SPSS-20 software and analyzed using independent T-Test, ANOVA, Person Correlation and Regression Tests.
Findings: Job satisfaction and motivation had a direct significant correlation with organizational commitment (P < 0.05). The results of regression analysis also indicated that organizational commitment can be proper predicted based on job satisfaction and motivation.
Conclusion: According to the results of this study, it is suggested that human resource managers use proper employee selection, timely incentives based on real performance evaluations, promote employees based on their abilities. Holding motivational seminars and creating appropriate job advancement opportunities increase satisfaction and motivation and therefore organizational commitment among their employees.