EFFECT OF ORGANIZATIONAL POLITICS ON TURNOVER INTENTION IN PUBLIC HOSPITALS IN NIGERIA

Authors

  • Mohammed Mohammed Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai, Niger State
  • Timothy Nmadu Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai, Niger State

Keywords:

Organizational politics, motivation, turnover intention, FMC, Umar Sanda Ndayako General Hospital, Bida

Abstract

The study is centered on investigating the effect of organisational politics on employee turnover intention: a case study of FMC Bida and Umaru Sanda Ndayako General hospital Bida. The study employs mixed-methods approach, combining qualitative and quantitative research methods. The study was conducted at FMC Bida and Umaru Sanda Ndayako General Hospital Bida which fall under the Niger state. Data were collected through questionnaire within the two selected hospital. A total number 300 respondents were used for the both hospital. Organizational politics and turnover intentions questionnaire was designed and used for the study using 5 likert scale rating using multiple regression to analyze data. Findings revealed it became evident that FMC Bida organizational politics, manifested through factors such as favoritism, unfair treatment, and lack of transparency, greatly influence employees' intentions to leave their respective organizations. The hospital has more working personal than that of Umaru Sanda Ndayako General Hospital, also that the tools available at FMC Bida are more advanced than that of Umaru Sanda Ndayako General Hospital. That the organizational politics play in FMC Bida is far better than that of Umaru Sanda Ndayako General Hospital. Moreover, the findings revealed nuanced differences in the nature and intensity of organizational politics between the two healthcare institutions. Based on the analysis of data collected, the researcher recommended that there is need to develop a comprehensive code of conduct that explicitly outlines guidelines for ethical behavior and discourages any form of organizational politics, promote a culture of transparency, collaboration, and open communication within the organization, encourage leaders to be accessible and provide employees with a safe space to voice their concerns and suggestions, reducing the likelihood of political behavior and increasing job satisfaction, invest in leadership development programs to enhance the skills of managers and supervisors. Focus on promoting leadership qualities such as fairness, integrity, and empathy, which can mitigate the negative impact of organizational politics and foster a healthier work environment and establish fair and transparent performance evaluation systems based on objective criteria. Avoid subjectivity and favoritism in performance assessments, as these can contribute to perceptions of organizational politics.

Author Biographies

Mohammed Mohammed, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai, Niger State

Department of Public Administration,
Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai

Timothy Nmadu, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai, Niger State

Department of Public Administration,
Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai

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Published

2024-04-08

How to Cite

Mohammed, M., & Nmadu, T. (2024). EFFECT OF ORGANIZATIONAL POLITICS ON TURNOVER INTENTION IN PUBLIC HOSPITALS IN NIGERIA. Journal of Political Discourse, 2(1 (2), 252–263. Retrieved from https://jopd.com.ng/index.php/jopdz/article/view/128