The Relationships between Quality of Work Life, Ethical Leadership Behaviors, and Organizational Commitment among Professional Nurses in Private Hospitals, Bangkok

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Sunan Leeissarapong
Areerut Khumyu
Wannee Deoisres

Abstract

The purpose of this descriptive correlational research were to describe the quality of work life, ethical leadership behaviors, organizational commitment and to examine the relationships between the quality of work life, ethical leadership behaviors and organizational commitment. The sample consisted of 142 nurses in private hospitals, Bangkok who were recruited using a random sampling method. Research instruments included the questionnaires of the personal information, quality of work life, ethical leadership behaviors and organizational commitment. The Cronbach’s alpha coefficients of questionnaires were 0.95, 0.98, and 0.93, respectively. The data were analyzed by descriptive statistics and Pearson’s product-moment correlation coefficient.
            The results revealed that
            1. The mean score of quality of work life of professional nurses was at high level (X̅ = 3.56, SD = 0.52) and mean score of ethical leadership behaviors was at high levels (X̅ = 3.84, SD = 0.68), whereas, mean score of the organizational commitment was at moderate levels (X̅ = 3.46, SD = 0.67).
            2. The quality of work life and ethical leadership behaviors were significant, moderate and positive relationship with organizational commitment were at the .01 statistically and significant level (r = .621, r = .458, respectively).

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