Can work-related stress and job satisfaction affect job commitment among nurses? A cross-sectional study

Mahdi Eskandari, Mohammad Ali Heidari Gorji
2018 F1000Research  
Considering the significant role of nurses in health care and the Background: importance of commitment in public health, the aim of this study was to examine the association between work-related stress, and job satisfaction and commitment among nurses. This cross-sectional study has been performed among 100 nurses Methods: working in a teaching hospital affiliated to Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, northern Iran, in 2015. The participants were assessed by standard questionnaires on
more » ... rk-related stress, and job satisfaction and commitment. Descriptive indexes were analysed via regression and correlation. The participants were aged between 25 and 45 years. In total, 85% of Results: nurses held a bachelor degree and the rest were postgraduates. Most of the nurses (77%) had experience in their job for more than 10 years. Total score of mean job commitment showed a high score among nurses (102.9±8.9); job satisfaction also showed a mean of (261.6±27.44). Total score of work-related stress was (112.0±11.99). The results indicated that job satisfaction and work-related stress explained 54% of variance in job commitment. The overall job satisfaction (Beta = 0.471, p<0.05) and overall work stress (Beta = -0.635, p<0.102) influenced job commitment. The results of the present study showed that work stress and job Conclusion: satisfaction affects job commitment among nurses. Therefore, it is advisable to pay more attention to job satisfaction and stress in these sensitive occupations, to promote commitment and job efficacy.
doi:10.12688/f1000research.12595.1 fatcat:acaecrl5wfejnbj77mw2mrqjvi