Abstract

Background: Reduction in organizational commitment of nurses results in deficiency of care services. Some demographic factors affect organizational commitment. 

Objective: The present study is intended to determine the organizational commitment of nurses and its relationship with demographic characteristics.

Methods: This study was a descriptive correlation (cross-sectional) study in January and February of 2016 on 126 nurses who held Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) or Master of Science (M.Sc.) and at least one year of work experience in the Social Security Hospital of Khorramabad, selected using the census method. Data collection tools included a demographic characteristics form and Allen and Meyer questionnaire. Data analysis was performed using SPSS 20. Independent-samples t-test and one-way ANOVA were used to determine the relationship between organizational commitment and demographic characteristics.

Results: The majority of nurses had moderate organizational commitment, the highest score belonging to the continuance commitment (22.33%), and the lowest score belonging to the normative commitment (19.16%). Also, there was a significant correlation between the continuance commitment and work experience (p=0.001), the staff posts (p=0.01) and shifts (p=0.04).

Conclusion: Considering the moderate level of subjects’ organizational commitment in the present study, managers should take necessary measures to increase the attachment and organizational commitment of nurses and provide the ground for improving nursing services.

 

Keywords: Organization, Commitment, Demographic factors, Nurses
 
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