Organizational Commitment of Generation Y Professional Nurses at Government Hospitals Located on Islands
Keywords:Organizational commitment, Professional nurse, Generations Y, Hospital located on island
The purposes of this mixed methods research were: 1) to investigate organizational commitment of generations Y professional nurses at government hospitals located on islands, 2) to compare organizational commitment between generations Y professional nurses at community hospitals and at a general hospital located on islands, and 3) to explore guidelines for their organizational commitment development. The samples comprised 2 groups of generation Y professional nurses: 1) 77 nurses who answered questionnaires, and 2) 14 nurses who attended focus group discussion. Research tools included: 1) an organizational commitment questionnaire with reliability 0.96, and 2) a questioning guideline for focus group discussion. The findings were as follows. 1) Generation Y professional nurses rated their total organizational commitment at the moderate level. 2) The organizational commitment between professional nurses at community hospitals and a general hospital were not different. 3) The guidelines for their organizational commitment development consisted of 2 types including 2 dimensions: (1) personal fulfillment e.g. convenient transportation 24 hours, schedule exchange if necessary, and recognition gain from the organization; (2) resources support their work such as sufficient manpower management, right man on the right job arrangement, good colleagues, preceptor provision, and good leaders.
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