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Asian Journal of Management
Year : 2019, Volume : 10, Issue : 3
First page : ( 255) Last page : ( 262)
Print ISSN : 0976-495X. Online ISSN : 2321-5763.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5763.2019.00040.4

Is Quality of Work Life a Predictor of Organizational Commitment? Empirical Evidence from Healthcare Industry

Dr. Jnaneswar K.*

Associate Professor, CET School of Management, College of Engineering, Trivandrum

*Corresponding Author E-mail: jnaneswar@gmail.com

Online published on 3 January, 2020.


Quality of work life indicate the degree to which members of a work organization are able to satisfy important personal needs through their experiences in the organization. This concept has been gaining attention from both industry and academics. Organizational commitment reflect employees attitude towards their organization. It denotes the strength of an employee's involvement in and identification with the organization. It can produce many desirable outcomes in organizations. Present study attempts to find out the relationship between quality of work life and organizational commitment among nurses working in Kerala. Data were collected from 204 nurses working in Kerala using a two stage sampling procedure. Quality of work life was measured by using the scale developed by Richard E Walton (1975) and organizational commitment was assessed by using the scale developed by Allen and Meyer (1990). Results revealed a significant correlation between the two variables and found a positive relationship between the two. The study while assessing the impact of quality of work life on organizational commitment found that quality of work life is exerting a significant influence on organizational commitment. The study established no significant difference in quality of work life and organizational commitment with respect to various demographic factors such as gender, marital status, age and experience. The outcome of the study reiterate the necessity of organizations to establish prudent HR policies and practices for its employees for getting their commitment.



Quality of work life, Organizational Commitment, Attrition, Healthcare, Job performance.


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