The relationship of organizational commitment, job satisfaction and burnout on physicians and nurses?
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Aim/purpose – This study has three main aims; the first aim is determining doctors’ and nurses’ organizational commitment, vocational satisfaction and burnout levels; the second is analyzing the relations between organizational commitment, vocational satisfaction and burnout levels; and the third aim is analyzing doctors’ and nurses’ organizational commitment, vocational satisfaction and burnout levels according to their demographical characteristics. Design/methodology/approach – Data for the cross-sectional study was gathered from a university hospital in Turkey of 735 doctors and nurses. Data was gathered by a four part data gathering medium. The medium consists of a personal data form developed by the researchers, Allen – Meyer organizational commitment scale, Minnesota satisfaction scale and Maslach burnout scale. The gathered data was evaluated with correlation analysis, variance analysis, definitive statistics, meaningfulness test of variance between two averages and averaging methods. Findings – The evaluated data showed that participants’ emotional and normative commitment levels are over average and continuation commitment level is high; their burnout level is high, desensitization level is at average, intrinsic satisfaction level is high because of their personal success; and extrinsic satisfaction level is low and general vocational satisfaction level is close to neutral. Academician doctors’ emotional and normative commitment levels; intrinsic and extrinsic vocational satisfaction levels; desensitization and personal success levels are higher than assistants’ and nurses’. In our study, it is found out that as emotional and normative commitment levels increase, so does the vocational satisfaction; while the continuation commitment level increases, vocational satisfaction level decreases; and meaningful statistical relation was determined between vocational satisfaction and burnout levels. Research implications – The limitation of the present study is that it was conducted in one hospital in the province of Sivas, Turkey. Originality/value/contribution − The originality of this work is to examine job satisfaction, burnout and organizational commitment in health worker.
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