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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/303853
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Value Congruence and Organizational Commitment Among Generations in Nursing
Author(s):
Hendel, Tova; Kagan, Ilya
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Tova Hendel, RN, PhD, tdhendel@zahav.net.il; Ilya Kagan, RN, MA, PhD;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013

Purpose: To examine differences in perception of organizational values and organizational commitment, among three generations of nurses, working in a single acute care hospital.

Methods: This cross-sectional design study, a part of a larger study, was conducted among 140 registered nurses, working in a large medical center. Participants were grouped to three groups: Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964, 28.4% of the sample), Generation X (born 1965-1979, 45.3%) and Generation Y (born 1080-2000, 26.3%). Most (74%) were women, with average age 38.8 years (SD=10.2). Some 78% had an academic degree. A three-part structured questionnaire was used.

Results:  Generation X nurses ascribed significantly higher importance to organizational values than Baby Boomer and Generation Y nurses (t=2.14, p<.05). No significant generational differences were found in commitment scores. However, Generation Y nurses demonstrated lower readiness to put efforts into promoting the organization and ascribed lower importance to its future for them. Multiple regression analysis indicated that the perceived importance of organizational values was a significant predictor of organizational commitment only among Generation Y nurses (t= 2.60, B = .84, Beta = 64, p<.05, R2=.15).

Conclusion:

When across the globe many countries suffer nurse shortages, research has been expanding into the influence of different organizational aspects on a healthy work environment for nurses, and on nurse recruitment and retention. One researched aspect is generational differences among nurses in relation to organizational variables. Each generation in the nursing workforce has been shaped by its particular life experiences which, by forging their value sets and world views, have significant organizational implications. The current study addressed the association between organizational values and organizational commitment from the generational perspective. The results provide some evidence of a generational variance in the perception of organizational variables which poses challenges to hospitals' nurse recruitment and retention strategies.

Keywords:
organizational values; generations of nurses; organizational commitment
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleValue Congruence and Organizational Commitment Among Generations in Nursingen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHendel, Tovaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKagan, Ilyaen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsTova Hendel, RN, PhD, tdhendel@zahav.net.il; Ilya Kagan, RN, MA, PhD;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/303853-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> To examine differences in perception of organizational values and organizational commitment, among three generations of nurses, working in a single acute care hospital. <p><b>Methods: </b> This cross-sectional design study, a part of a larger study, was conducted among 140 registered nurses, working in a large medical center. Participants were grouped to three groups: Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964, 28.4% of the sample), Generation X (born 1965-1979, 45.3%) and Generation Y (born 1080-2000, 26.3%). Most (74%) were women, with average age 38.8 years (SD=10.2). Some 78% had an academic degree. A three-part structured questionnaire was used. <p><b>Results: </b>  Generation X nurses ascribed significantly higher importance to organizational values than Baby Boomer and Generation Y nurses (t=2.14, p<.05). No significant generational differences were found in commitment scores. However, Generation Y nurses demonstrated lower readiness to put efforts into promoting the organization and ascribed lower importance to its future for them. Multiple regression analysis indicated that the perceived importance of organizational values was a significant predictor of organizational commitment only among Generation Y nurses (t= 2.60, B = .84, Beta = 64, p<.05, R<sup>2</sup>=.15). <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>When across the globe many countries suffer nurse shortages, research has been expanding into the influence of different organizational aspects on a healthy work environment for nurses, and on nurse recruitment and retention. One researched aspect is generational differences among nurses in relation to organizational variables. Each generation in the nursing workforce has been shaped by its particular life experiences which, by forging their value sets and world views, have significant organizational implications. The current study addressed the association between organizational values and organizational commitment from the generational perspective. The results provide some evidence of a generational variance in the perception of organizational variables which poses challenges to hospitals' nurse recruitment and retention strategies.en_GB
dc.subjectorganizational valuesen_GB
dc.subjectgenerations of nursesen_GB
dc.subjectorganizational commitmenten_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:24:28Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:24:28Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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