Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment: A Study on Emergency Medical Technician in the Southeast of Iran

Author(s): Amin Saberinia* and Mohsen Amini Zadeh

Introduction: Job satisfaction and organizational commitment are important in enhancing organizational productivity and maintaining efficient human resources, especially in hard working centers such as medical emergencies. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between job satisfaction and organizational commitment of medical emergency personnel working in Kerman University of Medical Sciences. Methods: In this descriptive-correlational study, all the emergency medical staffs of Kerman University of Medical Sciences enrolled. Data were collected using Visoki & Chroma’s job satisfaction questionnaire standardized based on Descriptive Job Index and Meier organizational commitment questionnaire. SPSS software version 20 was then used for data analysis. Results: 200 questionnaires were filled out. Female employees have higher level of organizational commitment (3.51) and there is no significant difference in organizational commitment between the male and female groups. This study showed that there is a significant and positive correlation between job satisfaction and organizational commitment with the correlation coefficient of 0.58. Conclusion: The results show that there is a significant and positive relationship between employees’ job satisfaction and organizational commitment, meaning that higher job satisfaction leads to a greater commitment of individuals to the organization.


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