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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162871
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Organized Citizenship Behavior in the Staff Nurse
Abstract:
Organized Citizenship Behavior in the Staff Nurse
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:2003
Author:Jasovsky, Deborah A., PhD, MSN, BSN, RN, CNAA, BC
P.I. Institution Name:Raritan Bay Medical Center
Contact Address:530 New Brunswick Avenue, Perth Amboy, NJ, 08861, USA
Contact Telephone:732/324-6034
Purpose: Organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) is an innovative and spontaneous activity that workers perform outside of the required job description, essential for organizational survival, but it cannot be dictated or required. The purpose of the study was to examine the effect of occupational image (OI) on the relationship between organizational citizenship behavior, job satisfaction (JS) and organizational commitment (OC) in hospital staff nurses using the classic organizational behavior model to test these relationships. OCB has not been studied by nursing but it may help with hospital staff retention, work environment reorganization and quality outcomes measurement. Design and Setting: The ex post facto correlation research design was used with 247 full time staff nurses (N = 2726) from various patient care areas in six large (> 410 beds) medical centers in New Jersey with three of the hospitals achieving Magnet status. Methods: Staff nurses, who worked at least one year as RN and three months in their current unit, volunteered to anonymously complete the four surveys. Occupational image reflects their work preferences categorized as professional, traditional, bureaucrat and utilitarian. Job satisfaction measured their general affective reaction to their job without specific references. Organizational commitment reflects their emotional attachment to and identification with, and their involvement in their current organization. Their respective nursing managers and a senior peer staff nurse completed the OCB survey about the staff nurse. All four instruments met the minimum criteria for validity and reliability. In addition to the university IRB, all the hospital IRB's approved this study. Results: Job satisfaction and organizational commitment were positively related to OCB in the staff nurse in all three groups and higher levels of OCB for staff nurses were found between occupational image groups [F (3,210) = 6.031, p < .001]. Post hoc analysis using Scheffé showed that the predicted order of occupational image subcultures (traditional, professional, utilitarian, and bureaucrat) was not supported. Partial support was found in the traditional image group that suggests that occupational image may modify the relationship between OCB, JS and OC in the staff nurse. Conclusions: The relationship between the job attitudes of job satisfaction and organizational commitment and OCB as a representative of job performance are important components of the organizational behavior theory that has meaningful application among hospital staff nurses. Further testing is needed to explain the general lack of support of occupational image as a modifier of the classic organizational behavior theory. [Research Presentation]
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Emergency Nurses Association

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleOrganized Citizenship Behavior in the Staff Nurseen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162871-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Organized Citizenship Behavior in the Staff Nurse</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Emergency Nurses Association</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Jasovsky, Deborah A., PhD, MSN, BSN, RN, CNAA, BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Raritan Bay Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">530 New Brunswick Avenue, Perth Amboy, NJ, 08861, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">732/324-6034</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">djasovsky@rbmc.org</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: Organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) is an innovative and spontaneous activity that workers perform outside of the required job description, essential for organizational survival, but it cannot be dictated or required. The purpose of the study was to examine the effect of occupational image (OI) on the relationship between organizational citizenship behavior, job satisfaction (JS) and organizational commitment (OC) in hospital staff nurses using the classic organizational behavior model to test these relationships. OCB has not been studied by nursing but it may help with hospital staff retention, work environment reorganization and quality outcomes measurement. Design and Setting: The ex post facto correlation research design was used with 247 full time staff nurses (N = 2726) from various patient care areas in six large (&gt; 410 beds) medical centers in New Jersey with three of the hospitals achieving Magnet status. Methods: Staff nurses, who worked at least one year as RN and three months in their current unit, volunteered to anonymously complete the four surveys. Occupational image reflects their work preferences categorized as professional, traditional, bureaucrat and utilitarian. Job satisfaction measured their general affective reaction to their job without specific references. Organizational commitment reflects their emotional attachment to and identification with, and their involvement in their current organization. Their respective nursing managers and a senior peer staff nurse completed the OCB survey about the staff nurse. All four instruments met the minimum criteria for validity and reliability. In addition to the university IRB, all the hospital IRB's approved this study. Results: Job satisfaction and organizational commitment were positively related to OCB in the staff nurse in all three groups and higher levels of OCB for staff nurses were found between occupational image groups [F (3,210) = 6.031, p &lt; .001]. Post hoc analysis using Scheff&eacute; showed that the predicted order of occupational image subcultures (traditional, professional, utilitarian, and bureaucrat) was not supported. Partial support was found in the traditional image group that suggests that occupational image may modify the relationship between OCB, JS and OC in the staff nurse. Conclusions: The relationship between the job attitudes of job satisfaction and organizational commitment and OCB as a representative of job performance are important components of the organizational behavior theory that has meaningful application among hospital staff nurses. Further testing is needed to explain the general lack of support of occupational image as a modifier of the classic organizational behavior theory. [Research Presentation]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:35:34Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:35:34Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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