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Akbari Jabali A, Maghsoudi J, Pahlavanzadeh S. The Relationship Between Mental Health and Organizational Commitment in Nurses Working at Hospitals Affiliated With Isfahan University of Medical Sciences. IJRN. 2016; 3 (1) :57-63
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Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
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Introduction: Not paying attention to factors related to mental health is one of the important issues involved in decreased efficiency, losing human force with physical and mental side effects especially in professional services. Considering the important role of Organizational Commitment (OC) and mental health disorders, this study was conducted to evaluate the relationship between organizational commitment and mental health.

Methods: This descriptive-correlational study was performed in 2014, on nurses working in Isfahan University of Medical Science, Iran. Using systematic sampling, 211 nurses were selected to participate in the study. Data were collected by the researcher using questionnaires including demographic form, SCL-25 and Allen and Mayer‘s organizational commitment. The data were analyzed by descriptive and analytical statistics using the SPSS-16 software. Statistical tests were considered significant at p-values of less than 0.05.

Results: The mean score of mental health and organizational commitment in nurses was 18.3 ± 16 and 64.4 ± 7.4, respectively. No significant relationship was observed between mental health and organizational commitment in general and in its dimensions (emotional, continuous and normative). This study revealed that nurses had good mental health and showed medium organizational commitment, but mental health was unrelated to organizational commitment. Considering the medium level of organizational commitment, it is necessary for authorities to improve nurses’ understanding of organizational commitment by recognizing, understanding and managing their feelings, perform appropriate evaluation of their work and provide clear feedback and thus improve the quality of nursing services.

Conclusions: Based on the results there was no significant and direct relationship between mental health and organizational commitment.

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Received: 2016/11/26 | Accepted: 2016/11/26 | Published: 2016/11/26

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