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Moon: The Structural Model about Impact of Nurse's Career Management, Career Plateau, Career Satisfaction on Career Commitment



This study was designed to construct a model which explains the career management, career plateau and career satisfaction of the factors influencing the career commitment of nurses.


The data collection was conducted from Aug. 24, 2009 to Sep. 22, 2009 through self-reported questionaries. Participants were 441 nurses who had worked in 2 national university hospitals, 1 university hospitals, and 1 hospitals founded by business enterprises. The data was analyzed by SPSS 12.0 and AMOS 15.0 for structural model.


Career commitment was directly impacted by career management, career plateau, career satisfaction. The predictable variables of the hypothetical model explained 28.4% of career commitment. Career commitment was significantly influenced by career management, career plateau, career satisfaction.


The results of study suggest that some strategies are needed which focus on career management, career plateau and career satisfaction in order to promote the nurse's career commitment.

Figures and Tables

Figure 1
Hypothetical model
Figure 2
Path diagram of hypothetical model
Table 1
Correlations matrix among measurable variables


x1=Individual career planning; x2=Individual career tactics; x3=Organizational career management; x4=Career plateau; y1=Career product satisfaction; y2=Career reward satisfaction, y3=Career commitment; y4=Carrer development commitment

Table 2
Fitness statistics of hypothetical model

GFI=goodness of fit index; RMSEA=root mean square error of appooximation; NNFI=non-normed fit index; CFI= comparative fit index; PNFI=parasimonious normal fit index

Table 3
Effects of predictor variables in the hypothetical model



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