FACTORS AFFECTING NURSING STAFF COMMITMENT AT GENERAL HOSPITALS IN DAMIETTA CITY
Port Said Scientific Journal of Nursing
Commitment represent a strong desire to maintain nursing staff of an organization, it reflects nursing staff to achieve the organization's goals and values, a desire to stay with the organization and willingness to exert much effort to organization. Aim: assess the factors affecting nursing staff commitment at general hospitals in Damietta city. Methods and methods: A descriptive design was utilized with a sample of 421 nursing staff working at all inpatient units at Damietta general hospitals.
... general hospitals. Tools of data collection: The study tool consists of three parts ; part (I) :personal characteristics included personal and job characteristics , part (II) :Three-component organizational commitment questionnaire to measure types of nurses' commitment and the degree of nurses' commitment to their work, part (III) :factors affecting nurse's commitment questionnaire to assess the factors affecting nurses' commitment at workplace. Results: More than two thirds 70.5% of nursing staff had moderate total commitment. Conclusion: Revealed that the highest percentage among factor affecting commitment was feeling their place of work is equitable and the lowest one was for voice concern. Therefore, the study Recommendations: Orientation program for new nurses to know the goals, policies, objectives and regulation of the organization and evaluate the training needs of nursing staff periodically to develop their skill and information, regular meeting between hospital administrations, nursing administrator and nursing staff to express their concerns, and opinions and discuss their work problem and solve it.