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مدیریت پرستاری 2018, 7(1): 18-28 Back to browse issues page
Relationship between organizational commitment and nurses' clinical competency
Neda Khodadadei , Behrooz Rezaei# , Shayesteh Salehi
#Assistant Professor PhD in Health Services Management, Nursing & Midwifery Faculty, Falavarjan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran
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Introduction: Organizational commitment is a critical factor in achieving organizational goals, understanding organizational behavior, and is an important element in improving the quality of care. On the other hand, clinical competence of nurses affects the effectiveness and success of health care organizations.
Aim: The study was conducted to determine the relationship between organizational commitment and nurses' clinical competency.
Material & Methods: A descriptive correlational study was conducted among nurses in a hospital in Najaf Abad city, Isfahan province, 2015. In this study a total of 135 nurses were included via census method. The tools included self reported questionnaires consisting personal information inventory, organizational commitment questionnaire (including three dimensions; affective, normative and continuance commitment), and clinical competence questionnaire (in seven dimensions for assessing 73 skills), whose validity and validity were confirmed by Alpha- Chronbach that were 0.79 and 0.95 respectively. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics (distribution tables, mean, standard deviation) and Pearson correlation coefficient test using SPSS version 17 (P <0.05).
Results: The clinical competence of nurses was good (74.42 ± 11.69) and their organizational commitment was moderate (91 ± 10.77).
Overall organizational commitment had a positive correlation with clinical competence in the areas of quality assurance (r=0.256, P = 0.002) and education and guidance (r=0.176, P = 0.037). In addition, emotional commitment had a direct correlation with total clinical competence (r=0.170, P = 0.045) and dimensions of quality assurance (r=0.185, P = 0.028), education and guidance (r=0.190, P = 0.024), and diagnostic measures (r=0.205, P = 0.015).
Conclusion: According to the findings it is recommended that nurse managers apply all of the strategies that would be increase nurses' emotional commitment. Because the increasing of nurses' emotional commitment can help to quality of nursing care.
Keywords: clinical competency, organizational commitment, clinical nurses, professional development
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/03/14 | Accepted: 2018/05/14
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Khodadadei N, Rezaei# B, Salehi S. Relationship between organizational commitment and nurses' clinical competency . مدیریت پرستاری. 2018; 7 (1) :18-28
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فصلنامه مدیریت پرستاری Quarterly Journal of Nursing Management
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