Motivation, organizational commitment and job performance among employees of Uganda Blood Transfusion Services-Nakasero
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The purpose of the study was to examine the relationship among motivation, organizational commitment and job performance of employees among employees of Uganda Blood Transfusion Services, Nakasero. The study adopted a correlational survey design that is quantitative in nature with a population of 70 staff. A simple random sampling technique was used to select 59 respondents from the population. Data was collected using a 10-item motivation questionnaire adopted from Brisling et al. (2006); Mahaney et al. (2006) for measuring motivation, organizational commitment was assessed by a standard instrument developed by Meyer and Allen (1997), and lastly, job performance was measured using a 14-item scale instrument by Campbell (2001). Data was entered into Statistical Package for Social Scientists (SPSS) Version 23.0 computer program and hypotheses tested using Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient (r). Results indicated that; there was a significant positive relationship between motivation and organizational commitment; there was a significant positive relationship between motivation and job performance. Similarly, the findings showed that there was a significant positive relationship between organizational commitment and job performance. Thus, basing on the findings of this study, policy makers of any organization should consider and participate in contributing ideas towards enhancing work motivation among employees with a full commitment of working. Having a relatively increased motivation among employees may improve performance of employees at work and can contribute to full commitment as employees feel they are part of an organization.