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Kang and Lim: Influence of Professionalism, Role Conflict and Work Environment in Clinical Nurses with Expanded Role on Job Enbeddedness



The aim of this study was to identify the influence of professionalism, role conflict and work environment in clinical nurses with expanded role (CNE) on job embeddedness.


The participants in this study were 136 CNE working in general hospitals in Seoul, the wider metropolitan area and Gangwon Province.


Job embeddedness, work environment and professional performance of the participants showed positive correlation with each other. Significant predictors of embeddeness were belief in public service and sense of calling in the professional subcategory and participation in hospital affairs and nurse-doctor relationship in the work environment subcategory.


Finding from this study indicate the need to evaluate and improve the significant predictors of job embeddedness for CNE.

Figures and Tables

Table 1

Differences in Job Embeddedness by Demographic and Work Characteristics of Participants (N=136)


a, b, c: Scheffé test.

Table 2

Degree of Environment, Professionalism, Role Conflict, and Job Embeddedness of the Participants (N=136)

Table 3

Correlation among Job Environment, Professionalism, Role Conflict, Job Embeddedness


ALS=Ability, leadership and support;

Table 4

Hierarchical Regression Analysis on Job Embeddedness (N=136)


SE=Standard error; NPHA=Nurse participation in hospital affairs; NFQC=Nursing foundations for quality of care; ALS=Ability, leadership and support.


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