The impact of organisational commitment and leadership style on job satisfaction of nurse practitioners in acute care practices

Lee Pi Lei, Kuan Pin Lin, Sheng Shiung Huang, Heng Hsin Tung, Jung Mei Tsai, Shiow Luan Tsay*

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Abstract

Aim: This study aimed to determine the main factors that affect nurse practitioners' (NPs) job satisfaction, especially the relationship between organisational commitment and leadership styles in acute care practices. Background: There is little known about the influence of organisational commitment and leadership on NPs' job satisfaction within acute care hospitals. Methods: A cross-sectional design with a national online survey enrolled 1205 NPs from the Taiwan Association of Nurse Practitioners. A multiple regression model was applied to identify potential variables that associated with job satisfaction. Results: Organisational commitment (mean = 59.47), job satisfaction (mean = 173.47) and leadership style (mean ranged from 13.29 to 28) were at a moderate level. Organisational commitment, leadership style, patient load and NP advancement levels explained 63% of the variance in NPs' job satisfaction. Conclusions: Organisational commitment and leadership styles, such as idealized influence and individual consideration, are major factors that impact NPs' job satisfaction. Implications for Nursing Management: Health care organisations should develop policies targeting organisational commitment and managers' leadership styles to improve NPs' job satisfaction.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Nursing Management
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2022

Keywords

  • acute care
  • job satisfaction
  • leadership styles
  • national survey
  • nurse practitioners
  • organisational commitment

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