How organizational commitment of critical care nurses influence their overall job satisfaction

Ngozi I Moneke, Ogwo Jay Umeh


Background: Job satisfaction is an important component of nurses’ lives that can have an effect on patient satisfaction and safety, productivity and performance, quality of care, retention, turnover, and commitment to the organization and the profession. Job dissatisfaction affects nurses’ commitment to the organization.

Methods: This non-experimental, quantitative study was conducted of critical care nurses who practice in a non-profit healthcare organization in New York City. The study consisted of a purposive sample of 204 critical care nurses who were employed in various critical-care units such as medical intensive care units (MICU), cardiothoracic intensive care unit CTICU) Cardiac care unit (CCU), neuroscience intensive care unit, burn intensive care unit, and surgical intensive care unit( SICU). Two pre- existing, validated instruments (Organizational Commitment Questionnaire and Job in General scale) was used to gather data for the current study. Statistical analysis of data was performed.

Findings: There is a significant correlation between Organizational commitment and Job Satisfaction (r = .66, p = .00). The regression model examining the association between gender, age, years as an RN, years with current employer, highest educational degree and job satisfaction (the dependent variable) was not statistically significant (F(5, 87) = .605, p = .69). The ANOVAs for the impact of ethnicity, specialty certification, specialty area, title, shift, and employment status were not statistically significant (p > .05).

Conclusion: The relationship between critical care nurses’ organizational commitment and job satisfaction reaffirms the importance of nurse leaders routinely monitoring nurses’ satisfaction and implementing strategies that address the dimensions of job satisfaction.


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Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

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

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