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The effect of organizational affective commitment on adopter categories by hospital personnel in Turkey

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Industrial Engineering, Çukurova University, Balcalı 01330 Sarıçam, Adana, Turkey
  • 2Department of Industrial Engineering, Çukurova University, Balcalı 01330 Sarıçam, Adana, Turkey

Res. J. Management Sci., Volume 8, Issue (3), Pages 5-12, September,6 (2019)

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine the potential relationship between the adopter categories, which are based on Roger\'s Diffusion of Innovation Theory, of healthcare personnel and their affective commitment to hospitals in Turkey. One hundred and forty-nine healthcare personnel from Adana Numune Hospital in the city of Adana, Turkey, were randomly surveyed. Chi-square analysis was carried out to test the research hypothesis that ″there is no relationship between the adopter categories and affective organizational commitment″. According to the test results, there was an association between the adopter categories and affective organizational commitment of the healthcare personnel. This study highlights important aspects of change management processes for healthcare personnel. It may help hospital managements redefine and reassess their current and future healthcare personnel regarding change resistance to Information Technologies (IT). This can consequently guide managers in the management of change process.

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