Occupational stress, employee commitment and job performance among nurses and midwives in Lubaga Hospital
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The study aimed at investigating the relationship between Occupational Stress, Employee Commitment and Job performance among nurses and mid-wives in Lubaga Hospital. The study adopted a correlational research design with a population of 277 employees from different departments. Simple random sampling technique was used to draw a sample of 131 respondents from the population. Data was collected from respondents using self-administered questionnaires and through entering filled questionnaires into computer software program called Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) version 23, data was analyzed. Descriptive statistics showed that 67.9% of the respondents were female and 32.1% were male, majority were between 20-30 years (76.3%). Results from Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient (r) further indicated that there was no significant relationship between occupational stress and employee commitment; there was a significant negative relationship between occupational stress and job performance. There was a significant positive relationship between employee commitment and job performance. Thus, based on the finding that employee commitment is significantly and positively related to job performance, both nurses, midwives and their administrators must be willing to work together to develop a climate of mutual trust that fosters a genuine commitment to organizational goals, to provide quality patient care.