J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs.  2019 Jun;30(2):226-233. 10.12799/jkachn.2019.30.2.226.

Influence of Emotional Intelligence, Communication, and Organizational Commitment on Nursing Productivity among Korean Nurses

  • 1Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, Chodang University, Muan, Korea.
  • 2Professor, College of Nursing, Jeju National University, Jeju, Korea. eopark@jejunu.ac.kr


Improving productivity in nursing practice is an important issue. This study investigated factors affecting nursing productivity of Korean clinical nurses.
A structured survey tool was used in a cross-sectional design with a convenience sample of 239 nurses working in university hospitals. Stepwise multiple regressions were done to identify influential factors.
The level of nursing productivity was at a moderate level (3.3 out of 5). Those nurses who were over 36, married, over master-graduated, regularly employed, on day duty, and with experiences as a charge or head nurse reported better achievements in nursing productivity than the other groups of nurses. All three independent variables, age, and employment status explained 55.4% of the variance in nursing productivity.
The leaders and managers of nursing organizations should develop educational programs aimed at increasing nurses' competencies in relation to emotion controls and communication skills, which consequently should improve nursing productivity.


Nurses; Communication; Emotional intelligence

MeSH Terms

Emotional Intelligence*
Hospitals, University
Nursing, Supervisory


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