Organizational commitment, work environment conditions, and life satisfaction among Iranian nurses

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  • Zohreh Vanaki rn, msc, phd,

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    1. Department of Nursing, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran and
      Zohreh Vanaki, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Jalal-e Al Ahmad highway, Tehran, Iran. Email: vanaki_z@modares.ac.ir
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  • Seyyed Abolfazl Vagharseyyedin rn, msc

    1. Faculty of Nursing, Islamic Azad University, Birjand Branch, Birjand, Iran
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Zohreh Vanaki, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Jalal-e Al Ahmad highway, Tehran, Iran. Email: vanaki_z@modares.ac.ir

Abstract

Employee commitment to the organization is a crucial issue in today's health-care market. In Iran, few studies have sought to evaluate the factors that contribute to forms of commitment. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between nurses' organizational commitment, work environment conditions, and life satisfaction. A cross-sectional design was utilized. Questionnaires were distributed to all the staff nurses who had permanent employment (with at least 2 years of experience in nursing) in the five hospitals affiliated to Birjand Medical Sciences University. Two hundred and fifty participants returned completed questionnaires. Most were female and married. The correlation of the total scores of nurses' affective organizational commitment and work environment conditions indicated a significant and positive relationship. Also, a statistically significant relationship was found between affective organizational commitment and life satisfaction. The implementation of a comprehensive program to improve the work conditions and life satisfaction of nurses could enhance their organizational commitment.

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