Applying The Kanter Empowerment Theory To Improve Organizational Commitment

Suhermin Suhermin


Empowerment leads employees to have responsibilities by improving their working ways in order to achieve organizational goals. This study aimed to analyze working empowerment and psychological empowerment to improve nurses’ commitment. In this study, the model of Kanter was designed for nurses in private hospitals. Quantitative approach was applied to analyze causal relationships between variables. The population were 186 nurses; and the samples were 65 nurses taken with simple random sampling. Moreover, PLS (Partial Least Square) was applied as the data analysis technique. 

As the results, this study indicated that the structural empowerment was able to increase psychological empowerment. While, psychological empowerment was able to improve organizational Commitment. In testing mediation, this study demonstrated that psychological empowerment fully mediated between structural empowerment and nurse commitment. Furthermore, this study concluded that the empowerment provided nurses with higher level of responsibility and autonomy to make decisions in regard with particular tasks from the organization.

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