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Sung, Hwang, Kim, and Chun: Influence of Clinical Nurse Specialists' Emotional Intelligence on Their Organizational Commitment and Turnover Intention

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this study was to identify the influence of clinical nurse specialists' emotional intelligence on their organizational commitment and turnover intention.

Methods

A descriptive study with second data analysis was conducted with permission. The original data was from the policy research on the status of clinical nurses with extended role hosted by the Hospital Nurses Association in 2007.

Results

The mean score of emotional intelligence, organizational commitment, turnover intention were 58.66 (±6.63), 46.71 (±3.54), 12.87 (±3.98) respectively. Emotional intelligence had 40% positive influence on organizational commitment (F=50.58, p<.01, adj.R2=.16) and 24% negative influence on turnover intention (F=16.68, p<.01, adj.R2=.06).

Conclusion

The results recommend to develop a program that enhances clinical nurse specialists' emotional intelligence. The program could be utilized as an institutional retention strategy to increase clinical nurse specialists' organizational commitment and decrease their turnover intention.

Figures and Tables

Table 1
Differences in emotional intelligence by general characteristics
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aIndependent t-test, bOne-way ANOVA test, cSimple linear regression

Table 2
Average score of intelligence, organizational commitment, and turnover intention (N=264)
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Table 3
Influence of emotional intelligence on organizational commitment (N=264)
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Table 4
Influence of emotional intelligence on turnover intention (N=264)
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