Psychological Empowerment as a predictor of Employee Engagement and Employee commitment: The case of Addis Ababa Food, Medicine and Health Care Administration and Authority (AAFMHACA)

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2020-07, 2020-07

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The purpose of this paper is to study the role of psychological empowerment as a predictor to employee engagement and employee commitment. Primary data was collected using questionnaire distributed to 211 employees of Addis Ababa Food Medicine Health Care Administration and Authority selected through a simple random sampling technique. The data collected were analyzed with descriptive statistics (mean and standard deviation) and inferential statistics (correlation and regression) using the Statistical Package for the Social Science (SPSS) version 21 software. The correlation analysis shows a significant positive relationship between psychological empowerment and employee engagement and commitment. The results of the study support the hypothesis that psychological empowerment predicts employee engagement, affective, normative and continuance commitment. According to the result of the study, psychological empowerment predicts 36.3% of employee engagement, 23.7% of affective employee commitment, 21.1% of continuance employee commitment and 21.8% of normative employee commitment. Therefore, the study recommends the organization to focus on improving the psychological empowerment of employees because it will contribute to the engagement and commitment of employees.


A thesis submitted to the School of Graduate Studies of Addis Ababa University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Master of Art in Business Administration (MBA)


employee commitment, Employee engagement, Psychological empowerment