Title

Career commitment in nursing

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

5-1-1992

NLM Title Abbreviation

J Prof Nurs

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of professional nursing

PubMed ID

1634656

Abstract

There are different patterns and styles to careers in nursing. The concept of career commitment in nursing is explored, and the results of some research are discussed for their implications for nursing careers. A longitudinal, repeated-measures descriptive survey was used to measure career commitment and explore its relationship to turnover and work performance in 320 newly employed registered nurses at one hospital. Career commitment scores dropped significantly over the first year. Although career commitment does correlate with turnover, and there is a relationship with job performance, the direct association is weak. Career commitment is not a stable phenomenon in the first year in a new job. It appears to be susceptible to organizational factors, thus making it possible to provide positive benefits for both nurses and hospitals through enhanced career commitment.

Keywords

Adult, Career Choice, Career Mobility, Employee Performance Appraisal, Female, Humans, Longitudinal Studies, Male, Nursing, Nursing Evaluation Research, Nursing Staff, Hospital, Professional Competence

Published Article/Book Citation

Journal of professional nursing, 8:3 (1992) pp.155-160.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/870