The effect of perceived organizational support on organizational commitment of diagnostic imaging radiographers

Chandra Makanjee, Yolanda Hartzer, Ilse L. Uys

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Abstract

This article arises from a research project investigating the effects of occupational stress and organizational commitment of diagnostic imaging radiographers on rendering quality service. One of the main aims of this project was to determine the extent to which perceived organizational support influenced commitment of radiographers to the organization, to reduce turnover intent and quality of service rendered. A descriptive correlation study design, based on questionnaires completed by 119 radiographers from 11 organizations, revealed that organizational commitment was moderate towards a tendency of poor. A positive relationship was found between various antecedents of perceived organizational support and organizational commitment (mainly affective and normative), indicating that perceived organizational support positively influenced radiographers' organizational commitment. There is a clear indication of turnover intent, which in turn has a negative impact on rendering quality service. In conclusion, to reduce turnover intent, and improve quality of service rendered, management needs to play an important role in creating a positive working environment for radiographers to perform their tasks.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)118-126
Number of pages9
JournalRadiography
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2006
Externally publishedYes

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