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KMID : 0614820170230020151
Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing Administration
2017 Volume.23 No. 2 p.151 ~ p.160
Effects of Relational Bonds and Professional Authority in the Organizational Commitment of Intensive Care Unit Nurses
Lee Nae-Young

Kim Young-Soon
Abstract
Purpose: The aim of this study was to define the effects of relational bonds and professional authority in organizational commitment of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) nurses.

Methods: A questionnaire was distributed to 200 ICU nurses working in 3 tertiary hospitals. The survey content included the Organizational Commitment Questionnaire (OCQ), Relational Bond Questionnaire (RBQ) and Schutzenhofer Professional Nurse Autonomy Scale (SPNA).

Results: The score for OCQ was 2.59, for RBQ, 3.23, and for SPNA, 2.93. Organizational commitment was related to relational bonds (β=0.45; p<.001; SE=0.08). These factors accounted for 21.6% of the variability in organizational commitment.

Conclusion: Results indicate that ICU nurses" organizational commitment could be improved through increasing relational bonds and retaining experienced nurses which suggests a need to develop work systems designed to increase and maintain high relational bonds in ICU nurses.
KEYWORD
ICU Nurse, Organizational commitment, Relational bonds, Professional autonomy
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