Relationship among organizational cynicism, perceived job insecurity and nurses’ work role performance

Sohair M. Mabrouk, Amal Refaat Gab Allah


Background and objective: Organizational cynicism is undesirable attitude that is reported to have a negative impact on employee security and performance. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship among staff nurses' levels of organizational cynicism, perceived job insecurity and work role performance.

Methods: Descriptive correlational design was used to conduct this study. The study was conducted at a large university hospital, Egypt. Convenience sampling technique was employed to select (205) staff nurses. Three tools were used: Organizational Cynicism Scale, job insecurity scale, and Work role performance scale.

Results: Organizational cynicism level was high, job insecurity level was moderate whereas nurses' work role performance was low. Organizational cynicism and all of its' three dimensions i.e. affective, cognition & behavioral had significant and positive relationship with job insecurity and negative with work role performance Also, there was a significant negative relationship between perceived job insecurity and work role performance.

Conclusion: There were significant relationships among organizational cynicism, job insecurity and work role performance and theses three variables differed in relation to demographic characteristics of participants.

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Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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