Assessing Employee Attitudes towards Organizational Commitment and Change: The Case of King Faisal Hospital in Al-Taif Governorate, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Wageeh A. Nafei

Abstract


This study investigates the attitudes of employees toward organizational commitment and change. It was conducted at King Faisal Hospital in Al-Taif Governorate, KSA. It is the first empirical work in the field of Human Resources Management aiming at analyzing the attitudes of employees toward organizational commitment and change.
The study tackles the linkage between employees’ attitudes towards organizational commitment and change which is one of the most significant constructs in organizational behavior.
The present study investigates the evaluative attitudes of the employees towards organizational commitment and change. It will also illustrate the relationship between organizational commitment and change. Three groups of employees were examined. Of the 350 questionnaires that were distributed, 295 usable questionnaires were returned, a response rate of 84%.
The finding reveals that there are differences among the three groups of employees regarding their evaluative attitudes towards organizational commitment and change. Also, this study showed that there is an association between organizational commitment and change. Organizational commitment is one of the important elements that have impact on organizational change. It plays an important role in employee’s acceptance of change. It will result in willingness to accept organizational change. In sum, employees with high organizational commitment are more willing to exert more effort in a change project. Therefore, it is more likely to develop positive attitudes towards organizational change. Finally, the implications of this study are discussed.

Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/jms.v4n1p204

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Journal of Management and Sustainability   ISSN 1925-4725 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4733 (Online)

 

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