A quantitative examination: Predictors of home healthcare leaders' job satisfaction, its impact on organizational commitment

by Kennedy, Verona N., Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2012, 108 pages; 3498735

Abstract:

This dissertation presents a quantitative analysis of the predicting factors that affect home healthcare leaders' job satisfaction levels. This study examined the relationship between leaders' job satisfaction levels and organization commitment. The abridged version of JDI, JIG and the OCQ was utilized to gather the data that answered the research question. Data analysis was conducted to determine if any statistical relationships exist between variables that are predictors of home healthcare leaders' job satisfaction and their organizational commitment. Correlational analysis was conducted to examine the strength of the relationships. The data analysis revealed that a significant relationship exist between home healthcare leaders' satisfaction levels and affective and normative commitment. However, the relationship between their job satisfaction levels and continuance commitment was non-existent. Home healthcare leaders' tenure and age was found to be irrelevant to their perceptions of job satisfaction and organizational commitment. Overall, the majority of home healthcare leaders were generally satisfied with their jobs despite working in a very challenging environment. The area of greatest dissatisfaction (46%) for home healthcare leaders was promotion or opportunity for upward career mobility.

AdviserJean Gordon
SchoolCAPELLA UNIVERSITY
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsManagement; Organizational behavior; Health care management
Publication Number3498735

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