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The Relationship of Involvement, Commitment and Productivity to Job Satisfaction of Nurses
by Udo, Idara Emmanuel, Ed.D., Grand Canyon University, 2020, 192; 28265361
Abstract (Summary)

Nurses play a vital role in the healthcare industry. It is important to understand factors that shape their involvement and job satisfaction, leading to enhanced patient care and retention. It was not known whether there is a relationship between involvement, commitment, productivity, and job satisfaction in nurses in acute care hospital settings. The purpose of the correlational study was to examine the relationship between involvement, commitment, productivity, and job satisfaction in nurses in an acute care hospital setting in Northern California. Kanter’s structural empowerment theory served as the theoretical foundation. The research questions examined the relationship of involvement, commitment, and productivity to job satisfaction. The Career Attitude and Strategies Inventory and the Inventory for Understanding Adult Career Questionnaire were administered to a purposeful sample (N=74) of working adults aged 18-65 at the acute care hospital setting in Northern California. Pearson correlation analysis revealed no significant correlation between involvement and job satisfaction (r (72) = .05, p = .701) or between commitment and satisfaction (r(72) = -.27, p = .020). Productivity was significantly associated with job satisfaction (r(72) = .47, p < .001) . Findings indicate as nurses’ productivity increases, so does their satisfaction. Practical implications include strategies to enhance acute care nurses’ productivity. Further research is recommended on the relationship between commitment and job satisfaction in acute care nurses to confirm the finding and to help understand the mechanisms that may lead to a positive relationship between the two factors.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Lees, Nancy
Commitee: Broomé , Rodger , Olade, Rosaline
School: Grand Canyon University
Department: College of Doctoral Studies
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-A 82/7(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational leadership, Health care management, Public health, Public policy, Nursing, Labor relations, Vocational education
Keywords: Acute care, Job satisfaction, Healthcare industry, Patient care, Patient retention, Northern California, Empowerment theory, Productivity , Working adults
Publication Number: 28265361
ISBN: 9798569924721
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