J Agric Med Community Health.  2013 Mar;38(1):39-48.

Job Stress, Job Satisfaction, and Organizational Commitment of Customized Home Health Care Nurse

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Nursing, Gyeong Nam Provincial Geochang College, Geochang, Korea.
  • 2Department of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, and Institute of Health Sciences, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, Korea. parkks@gnu.ac.kr
  • 3College of Nursing and Institute of Health Sciences, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, Korea.

Abstract


OBJECTIVES
This research was done to identify relationships among job stress, fatigue, job satisfaction, and commitment to organization in customized home health care nurses.
METHODS
Research participants were 130 nurses who worked in the customized home health care of 20 county in Gyeongnam province. Data collection for this descriptive correlational study was done at August 2010 using self report questionnaires, and analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, and we analyzed a four step approach in which several regression analyses were conducted and significance of the coefficients is examined at each step.
RESULTS
The results from step 1 showed that, the effect of each job stress was significantly related to job satisfaction. In step 2, the direct effect of commitment to organization on job satisfactions were all significant too. Step 3 analysis showed that the total effect of each job stress on commitment to organization symptoms was significant. Step 4 showed the results of controlling for mediating factor (job satisfaction): job demand and insecurity were significantly associated with commitment to organization (p<0.001), the finding supports that others were fully mediated by each job satisfaction, and, the job demand and insecurity were partially mediated by job satisfaction.
CONCLUSION
Results of this research indicated that job stress in customized home health care nurses was the principal variable affecting job satisfaction and commitment to organization. Appropriate stress management strategies based on assessment of job demand and job security for these nurses lead to development of improved commitment to organization.

Keyword

Job stress; Job satisfaction; Organizational commitment; Visiting Nurses
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