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Yoon: A Study on the Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment among Perioperative Nurses



This study was done to examine the relationship of job satisfaction and organizational commitment of perioperative nurses.


The subjects of this study were 500 perioperative nurses from 11 hospitals. The data were collected by self-reporting questionnaires from Sep. 19 to Sep. 27, 2009.


There was statistically significant relationship among the five variables. The analyses of covariance of these five variables revealed overall significant (p<.05). Stepwise linear multiple regression analyses were used to examine the influence of these five variables. Results indicated that the variables for verbal abuse (p<.01), workplace climate (p<.01), internal marketing (p<.001), and job transfer (p<.001) contributed significantly to the job satisfaction (adjusted R square=.426), while the verbal abuse (p<.01), internal marketing (p<.01), leadership style (p<.001) and workplace climate (p<.001) did to the organizational commitment (adjusted R square=.351). Canonical correlation analyses revealed that internal marketing and workplace climate contributed most significantly both to job satisfaction and organizational commitment.


This study found that all these five nursing managerial factors were important influential on both job satisfaction and organizational commitment of perioperative nurses. Addressing these factors with further research will surely improve the commitment of these nurses and ultimately lead to better perioperative nursing care.

Figures and Tables

Figure 1
Conceptual framework of this study
Table 1
Personal characteristics of the subjects (N=500)
Table 2
Reasons to choose OR to work (N=397)
Table 3
Organizational characteristics (N=500)

CLS : Clinical ladder System

Table 4
Descriptive statistics of nursing managerial characteristics, job satisfaction and organizational commitment
Table 5
Correlation among nursing managerial characteristics, job satisfaction, organizational commitment
Table 6
Differences of job satisfaction and organizational commitment level according to the personal characteristics (N=500)
Table 7
Differences of job satisfaction and organizational commitment level according to the organizational characteristics (N=500)

CLS : Clinical ladder System

Table 8
The factors influencing to job satisfaction and organizational commitment

CLS : Clinical ladder System

Table 9
Influencing factors to job satisfaction
Table 10
Influencing factors to organizational commitment


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