Job Satisfaction and Turnover Intentions in Faith-Based Hospitals in Uganda: The Mediation Role of Organizational Commitment
Keywords:organizational psychology, human resource management, job satisfaction, organizational commitment, turnover intentions, faith-based hospitals
This paper examines job satisfaction, organizational commitment and turnover intentions among health workers in faith-based hospitals in Uganda. The study surveyed 125 nurses from three catholic faith-based hospitals. Hierarchical regression analysis confirmed that job satisfaction has a negative effect on turnover intentions, while affective and normative commitments partially mediate the relationship between job satisfaction and turnover intentions. Female gender, and organizational tenure— 3-9 years, each negatively contributes to turnover intentions, while Registered Comprehensive Nursing positively predicts turnover intentions. The importance of job satisfaction, emotional attachment, and a sense of obligation is emphasised, but the ambiguity and thus negative effect of Registered Comprehensive Nursing is noted.