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Iranian Journal of Medical Education 2014, 14(6): 495-506 Back to browse issues page
The Relationship between In-Service Training for Nursing Staff Working inIsfahan Medical Sciences University Hospitals and Occupational Outcomes:Organizational Commitment, Job Satisfaction, and Organizational Citizenship Behavior
Seyede Fatemeh Monajati, Ali Moradi, Behnaz Khayeri
() M.A. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Faculty of Psychology,Isfahan University,Isfahan,Iran.Email:behnazkhayeri@yahoo.com , behnazkhayeri@yahoo.com
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Introduction: According to the increasing development of information technology and unprecedented growth in health management information, training and improvement of human resources working in the field of health care is a necessity. Therefore, this study was conducted to identify the relationship between the in-service training of nursing staff working in hospitals affiliated to Isfahan University of Medical Sciences and occupationaloutcomes including organizational commitment, job satisfaction, and organizational citizenship behavior. Methods: We conducted this correlational descriptive study in year 2013 on a statistical population of nurses working inhospitals affiliated to Isfahan University of Medical Sciences. In this study, 135 subjects were selected throughcluster random sampling method. The data collection instruments included a researcher-made questionnaire for evaluation of in-service training effectiveness, a questionnaire for organizational citizenship behavior, the questionnaire of general job satisfaction,as well as Whechler and Balfour’s questionnaire of organizational commitment. We analyzed the data using descriptive statistics as well as path analysis. Results:The results showed that there was a significant relationship between in-service training of nursing staffwith organizational commitment(r=0.453, β=0.498, P =0.037) andjob satisfaction (r=0.194, β=0.348, P=0.018). However the relationshipbetween in-service trainingwith organization citizenship behavior was not significant and there is no relationship. Conclusion:According to the importance of qualified performance by nurses in the health system that seeks to ensure effective training, and the relationship between this training with occupational outcomes including organizational commitment and job satisfaction, paying attention to the training of nurses is more evident.
Keywords: In-service training, job satisfaction, organizational citizenship behavior, organizational commitment
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Type of Study: Original research article | Subject: Teaching Methods
Received: 2014/01/8 | Accepted: 2014/07/26 | Published: 2014/08/27

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