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Electron Physician. 2017 Jul 25;9(7):4835-4840. doi: 10.19082/4835. eCollection 2017 Jul.

The relationship between organizational commitment and nursing care behavior.

Author information

1
M.Sc. Student of Nursing, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2
Ph.D. in Nursing, Associate Professor, Department of Nursing, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
3
M.Sc. in Nursing, Instructor, Department of Nursing Management, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
4
Ph.D. in Biostatistics, Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, School of Paramedical Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
5
Ph.D. in Nursing, Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
6
M.Sc. of Medical Surgical Nursing, Nursing Department, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Nursing care encompasses physical, emotional, mental and social needs, in order to improve a patient's health and wellbeing. Caring is the central core and the essence of nursing. The important issue of care is access to proper care and increasing patients' satisfaction. Job performance of nurses is affected by many factors including organizational commitment. This study aimed to determine the relationship between organizational commitment and nurses caring behavior.

METHODS:

In this cross-sectional study, 322 nurses from selected Hospitals of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in Tehran were randomly selected and enrolled in the study in 2015. The self-reported data by nurses were collected through demographic characteristics questionnaire, Meyer & Allen organizational commitment model and Caring Behavior Inventory (CBI). Data were analyzed with SPSS statistical software version 20, using t-test and ANOVA.

FINDINGS:

The majority of nurses (63%) were female. The mean score and standard deviation of organizational commitment and caring behavior of nurses were 74.12±9.61 and 203.1±22.46, respectively. The results showed a significantly positive correlation between organizational commitment and caring behavior (p=0.001).

CONCLUSION:

In this study the caring behavior of nurses with higher organizational commitment were significantly better than the others. Managers and nurse leaders should pay more attention to improve organizational commitment of nurses, in order to improve nurses' performance.

KEYWORDS:

Caring behavior; Nurse; Organizational commitment

Conflict of interest statement

Conflict of Interest: There is no conflict of interest to be declared.

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