Organizational compassion during COVID-19 employee commitment and employee motivation
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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused untold suffering and disruptions in different spheres of life. One of such spheres is work-life, whereby jobs have been threated. The closure of workplaces resulted in short-term and long-term job losses, hence causing worry about ability to retain jobs for many people across the world. The worry about one’s job can make employee not to be committed and affect motivation. However, supportive organizations can alleviate suffering and steer motivation of employees. The study therefore investigates whether organizational compassion moderates the effects of employee commitment on employee motivation. The study was conducted among teachers at fair way high school Kampala district. The study used a crosssectional design. Data was collected using standardized questionnaire and was analyzed using a Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient using SPSS. Results indicated that Organizational compassion and employee commitment are positively significantly related, Employee commitment and amotivation are significantly related, Employee commitment and intrinsic motivation are significantly related, Employee commitment and extrinsic motivation are not significantly related, this means that Employee commitment influences extrinsic motivation of employees at work, Organizational compassion and amotivation are not significantly related, Organizational compassion and intrinsic motivation are not significantly related and Organizational compassion and extrinsic motivation are significantly related.