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Saudi Med J. 2000 Jun;21(6):531-5.

Job satisfaction and organizational commitment for nurses.

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Department of Public Administration, College of Administrative Sciences, King Saud University, PO Box 2459, Riyadh 11451. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The purpose of this study is to find out the extent to which nurses in public hospitals are satisfied with their jobs and committed to their hospitals. Also, it is intended to assess the relationship between job satisfaction and organizational commitment, as well as to examine the effect of nurses' demographic factors on these 2 variables.

METHODS:

Two-hundred and ninety nurses working in a number of public hospitals are the sample size. The measures of the study are already tested for validity and reliability. In this study, they are also examined and found to be valid and reliable. The method of data collection used was the questionnaire to include a large sample.

RESULTS:

The means and standard deviations show that nurses are satisfied with their jobs to some extent, and they are slightly committed to their hospitals. A strong positive correlation between job satisfaction and organizational commitment was found at 0.59 (p <.01). Also, age is significantly correlated with satisfaction and commitment, but experience is correlated only with the latter. Moreover, analysis of variance shows that nurses differ in their degree of commitment in terms of their marital status and nationality, whereas they differ in their degree of satisfaction only with regard to their nationality.

CONCLUSION:

This study found that nurses in public hospitals are slightly satisfied and committed to their hospitals. Besides, satisfied nurses tend to have a higher degree of commitment than less satisfied ones. However, further research is needed to examine this result before a generalization is made.

PMID:
11500699
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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