Organizational and occupational commitment among Australian Radiographer journeying through COVID 19

Chandra Makanjee, Mathew O'Connor, Abdullah Almutairi, Matthew Lemon , Yousuf Amin

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Commitment is considered as a multidimensional construct. Highly committed employees enjoy organizational membership among other work related experience and improved skills. An inherent requirement of these professionals are to have the skill to cope within a dynamic changing environment including disease patterns. Their ability to cope is influenced by their attitude and including occupational professional experiences of their work. This study explored Australian radiographers organizational commitment and occupational well-being as journeyed through the first COVID 19 wave
This was mixed method study conducted during October 2020 to March 2021. A total of 70 participants from both private and public medical imaging healthcare institutions across several states and one territory took part. Of which 24 participants agreed to also take part in the semi-structured interviews.
Like other studies radiographers felt at risk at the start of the pandemic a mild temporal dip in their occupational well being. However, the rapid transition and settling into the new way of work life inter professionally and multi professionally resulted in positive experiences which included opportunities for collective shared approaches, professional development, leadership roles like developing protocols and policies. A shift to people centered management and leadership, lower power distance and emphasis on individual intrinsic value within the context. Most radiographers were committed to their organization but more so to their occupation. The positive off spin of the job insecurities were the value of having a job. A unique finding was the cross institutional resource between private and public institutions to overcome staff shortages and maintain service delivery issues. The transitioning out was just as rapid with return to occupational normalcy and a sense of relieve with looming remanence of the possibility that it may return.
Though radiographers expressed their risks their overall commitment to the occupation was unaffected. There was no intent of career change. Their commitment and loyalty remain unchanged with a sensitivity to the communities well being
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECR 2022
Subtitle of host publicationHow radiography work practices and personal wellbeing have been impacted by COVID-19
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jul 2022
EventECR 2022: European Congress of Radiology - Austria Center Vienna Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1, Vienna 1220 , Vienna, Austria
Duration: 13 Jul 202217 Jul 2022


ConferenceECR 2022
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