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Hashempour R, Hosseinpour Ghahremanlou H, Etemadi S, Poursadeghiyan M. The Relationship Between Quality of Work Life and Organizational Commitment of Iranian Emergency Nurses . Health in Emergencies and Disasters Quarterly 2018; 4 (1) :49-54
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1- Department of Health Management and Economics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health,Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
3- Department of Health Management and Economics, Faculty of Management and Medical Information, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran. , sina.etemadi007@gmail.com
4- Health in Emergency and Disaster Research Center, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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Background: Quality of work life depends on a combination of variables in the work environment that has an important impact on organizational commitment, work participation, and job performance. Therefore, measuring two variables of quality of work life and organizational commitment is important for all employees of organizations, including emergency nurses, who are important members of the health service community. This study aimed to determine the relationship between quality of work life and organizational commitment among Iranian emergency nurses.
Materials and Methods: A descriptive and correlational study was conducted in 2016. The study population included all emergency nurses working in one of the hospitals of Kerman Province, Iran. The data collection tool was the personal and occupational questionnaire, Walton quality of work life questionnaire, and Allen and Meier organizational commitment questionnaire. Data analysis was performed by using descriptive tests, the Pearson correlation and ANOVA statistics tests in SPSS 23.
Results: The results showed that the quality of work life has a positive and significant relationship (r=0.49, P=0.017) with organizational commitment. More specifically, quality of work life is related to emotional commitment (r=0.44, P=0.001), normative commitment (r=0.40, P=0.003) and continuous commitment (r=0.33, P=0.015).
Conclusion: Since the higher quality of work life brings more commitment for employees, managers can improve the essential components of working life quality of nurses by adopting appropriate solutions, and providing the necessary conditions for improving the quality of service provision and productivity.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2018/05/23 | Accepted: 2018/08/25 | Published: 2018/10/1

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