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Kang: Effects of Creative Nursing Practice on Hospital Nurses' Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment



This study was done to: (a) examine relationships between creative nursing practice and job satisfaction, and organizational commitment that nurses perceive in a hospital, and (b) identify creative nursing practice factors affecting job satisfaction and organizational commitment.


Using self-report questionnaires including 25 items of the Creative Nursing Practice Index, a descriptive study was conducted with a sample of 387 nurses working in the nursing care units of a general hospital in Seoul, Korea. Data were analyzed, using independent t-test, ANOVA, Pearson correlation, and hierarchical multiple regression analysis.


The mean score for nurses performance of creative practice was 2.29±0.46 (range 1 to 4). Creative nursing practice had positive correlation with nurses' job satisfaction (r=.427, p<.001) and organizational commitment (r=.433, p<.001). Creative nursing practice factors influencing job satisfaction were implementing customized care (β=.158, p=.010), making new knowledge (β=.257, p<.001), and searching ideas (β=.209, p<.001). Nurses' organizational commitment was influenced by implementing customized care (β=.192, p=.002), making new knowledge (β =.158, p=.028), searching ideas (β=.254, p<.001), sharing ideas (β=.250, p=.003), and validating ideas (β=.189, p=.036).


The results indicate a need to develop nurses' creative competency to pursue quality care as well as increase nurses' job satisfaction and organizational commitment.

Figures and Tables

Table 1
General Characteristics of Respondents (N=387)

*Missing data were excluded.

Table 2
Descriptive Statistics and Reliability of Instruments (N=387)
Table 3
Correlations among Creative Nursing Practice, Job Satisfaction, and Organizational Commitment (N=387)
Table 4
Results of Hierarchical Regression Analysis (N=387)


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