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Ko, Yu, and Kang: Organizational Culture and Organizational Support as Factors Affecting the Innovative Behaviors of General Hospital Nurses



The aim of this study was to identify the effects of organizational culture and organizational support on the innovative behavior of general hospital nurses.


The participants in this study were 356 nurses, working in hospitals in Seoul, Gyeonggi and Gangwon Provinces, and Daejeon City. Data were collected from June to August, 2012. A structured questionnaire was used for data collection and data was analyzed using the SPSS/WIN program.


The organizational culture positively correlated with innovative behavior. The most significant predictors of innovative behavior were age, organizational support and hierarchy-oriented culture.


These findings suggest that nurses' organizational culture and organizational support were linked to innovative behavior. Management-level workers in these hospitals should have the skills and strategies to develop nurses' innovative behavior and increases nurses' recognition of organizational support to achieve high performance through innovation.

Figures and Tables

Table 1

General Characteristics of the Participants (N=356)

Table 2

Degree of Organizational Culture, Organizational Support, and Innovative Behaviors of the Participants (N=356)

Table 3

Differences in Innovative Behaviors by Participants' Demographic Characteristics (N=356)

Table 4

Correlation among Culture, Organizational Support, and Innovative Behaviors (N=356)

Table 5

Stepwise Regression Analysis on Innovative behaviors (N=356)



This study was research by the Hallym University fond in 2013 (HRF-201308-003).


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