International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss


Impact of Job Enlargement on Employees’ Job Satisfaction, Motivation and Organizational Commitment: Evidence from Public Sector of Pakistan
Mohsin Ali Raza, Muhammad Musarrat Nawaz

In this world of globalization, organizational are competing globally. Resource utilization has increased and their supply is limited. All this along with other universal factors is contributing towards increase in cost of production. To remain competitive organizations are trying to control their cost. Means include stoppage of new hiring that ultimately putting existing employee under additional work to catch organizational growth. Expansion of same level work is also known as job enlargement. The purpose of the present study is to understand the degree of job enlargement in public sector of Pakistan and its impact on employees work related attitudes and behavior. A sample of 650 employees from two government organizations was  out of which 534 responded. Questionnaire was used as survey instrument to collect data personally at the locations of the organizations. Descriptive statistics and Correlation analysis were performed to test the relationships on the data by using SPSS. In general the findings revealed that government organizations of Pakistan are using job enlargement practices that are negatively associated with motivation, job satisfaction and organizational commitment. The results of the study and future implications are discussed along with suggestions.

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