An Empirical Assessment of Health Workers’ Organisational Commitment in Ghana: A Comparative Analysis

  •  Henry Mensah    
  •  Kofi Akuoko    
  •  Florence Ellis    


Organizational commitment has been empirically found to be poor among health workers in Ghana. In this paper, we tried to compare health workers’ organizational commitment in the private and public sectors to understand if organizational commitment remains the same across the two sectors. We collected and used data on healthcare institutions in the two sectors using self-administered questionnaires. Factor analysis was used to analyse data. Results suggest that workers in private healthcare institutions have a favourable organizational commitment, whereas their counterparts in the public sector have poor organizational commitment. The validity of our analysis is based on meeting the Measure of Sampling Adequacy criterion at the levels of individual indicator variables and all variables put together with respect to both the private and public sectors. The Bartlett’s test of sphericity was also significant at the chosen level of significance for both sectors [(Private: Chi-square = 173.68; p = .000); (Public: Chi-square = 235.44; p = .000)]. We therefore provisionally accept the hypothesis that organizational commitment is not the same among private and public health workers. The study recommends that managements of the public health institutions must increase attention on the organizational commitment of health workers by enhancing compensation, ensuring fairness in organizational justice and offer satisfactory job designs.

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