Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment: A Case Study of Hospitals in Pakistan

  • Aqsa Siddiq University of Peshawar
  • Kousar Takreem University of Peshawar
  • Khursheed Iqbal Brains Degree College Peshawar
Keywords: affective commitment, continuance commitment, normative commitment, job satisfaction


Organizational commitment is the individual's mental attachment to the organization and is perceived as employees’ eager to contribute in organizational achievements feeling satisfied at work. The study aimed at examining the relationship between the organizational commitment and job satisfaction among the nurses of public and private sectors hospitals in Peshawar. The study used a reliable instrument (Cronbach alpha=0.91), developed from the literature, containing 27 items to measure the components of organizational commitment and job satisfaction. A sample size (N=120) was randomly selected, consists of female nurses employed in public and private hospitals in Peshawar. The primary data was analyzed using descriptive statistics, Pearson correlation and regression analysis. The results showed that the affective commitment and normative commitment are significantly positively associated with job satisfaction, while the continuous commitment was not significantly associated with job satisfaction of the nurses in hospitals of Peshawar. The study revealed that employees who are highly committed to the organization have higher level of job satisfaction. It is concluded from the finding of the study that a caring and conducive work environment may play a vital role in creating organizational commitment among employees.