KANGO-KENKYU Volume 38, Issue 2 (April 2005)

Kyoko Ueno 1 1A Concept Analysis of Organizational Commitment of Nurses Keyword: 組織コミットメント , 看護師 , 専門職性 , 概念分析 pp.139-151
Published Date 2005/4/1
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1681100052

The attempt of this research is to develop and refine the concept of organizational commitment,based on about thirty previous studies. This investigation was along with analytical process outlined by Walker and Avant(1995). One of the achievements in this research was that the principal attributes of the concept were revealed. They were individuality,perceptions of the organizational goals,and taking responsibility for carrying out the organizational goals. Some type of organizational commitment can enhance professional care behavior of the nurses who worked in hospitals. It was thus important to classify nursesユ commitment into subcategories. In this research,the classification proposed by Walker and Avant was adopted,with affective commitment,continuance commitment,and normative commitment also assumed. Another achievement is that various cases which each type of commitments was responsible for were presented. It followed from them that the ways nurses thought differed depending on their commitment types. Affective commitment,we found,was closely related to quality of nursing practice in hospitals,since its degree greatly influenced their professional care behavior. Further empirical research is needed in order to grasp the true nature of organizational commitment among nurses.

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38巻2号 (2005年4月)
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