Impact of Professional Stress and Career Development on Organizational Commitment Among Nurses

Mehvish Kiran, Muhammad Hussain, Mohammad Afzal, Syed Amir Gillani


Introduction: Organizational commitment is a challenge for the nursing profession. Each organization has own environment for professional, and this impact on employ’s organizational commitment. In order to increase job commitment, efficiency, productivity, and effectiveness of employees, each organization must reduce the level of stress and increase career development among employees through providing of the good working atmosphere (Ruzungunde, Murugan, & Hlatywayo, 2016). Methodology: A descriptive correlational study was carried out in Jinnah hospital Lahore among staff nurses. Total 172 female staff nurses were (Staff nurses and senior staff nurses) participated in the research age group of 21-45 years. Results: Statistical Analysis showed that professional stress (M=4.0373, SD= .41216), career development (M=4.1536, SD=.84719) and organizational commitment (M = 2.2483, SD= .51568) had moderate level. Professional stress had a statistically significant negative impact on organizational commitment (r= -.058, p<0.01) and career growth had a significant positive impact on organizational commitment (r= .488**, p<0.01, 0.05).  Conclusion: This study was designed with particular predictions that every organization needs to realize the importance of organizational commitment among employees. So, it is very essential for every organization to provide that environment which reduces the level of professional stress and increase career development. Stress-free working environment in a hospital have tremendous effect for both the organization and its staff nurses.

Keywords: Professional stress, career development, and organizational commitment, nurse.

DOI: 10.7176/JHMN/62-09

Publication date:May 31st 2019

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