The impact of work rewards on radiographers' organizational commitment.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

Organizational commitment is an affective work outcome that has been used to predict work-related behaviors such as turnover, absenteeism and intent-to-leave. There has been little research in organizational commitment for the allied health professions and no empirical studies in the radiologic sciences. The purpose of this study was to examine the predictive value of selected intrinsic and extrinsic work reward variables--involvement, significance, autonomy, general working conditions, supervision and salary--on staff radiographers' organizational commitment. In this study of 600 full-time staff radiographers in North and South Carolina, supervision (for ages 20-37 years) and involvement (for ages 38-66 years) were significant predictors of organizational commitment. The results of the study indicate that healthcare organizations should provide potential supervisors with managerial training, especially for radiographers who move to supervisory positions based on clinical skills and years of experience. In the long run, such programs are much less expensive than costs associated with replacing employees who leave the organization because of low organizational commitment. Also, management strategies and programs to redesign and enhance job tasks may help maintain or increase organizational commitment.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Akroyd, D; Mulkey, W; Utley-Smith, Q

Published Date

  • January 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 51 - 56

PubMed ID

  • 10143137

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0198-7097

Language

  • eng