Healthcare Employees’ Attitudes toward Organizational Commitment and Overcoming Stress in the Healthcare Organization

Author/s: Yasemin Ayyıldız, Nuriye Celmece, Ali Haydar Şar

DOI: 10.12738/SM.2017.1.0031

Year: 2017 Vol: 3 Number: 1

Abstract

This study’s goal examines how health workers deal with organizational stress and how organizational loyalty is perceived according to certain demographical features (gender, occupational seniority, occupational satisfaction, and educational status), investigating this through the relational screening model. The study includes nurses in a research hospital in Tokat city center and uses the cluster sampling method in which a total of 200 nurses were randomly chosen. The research data were gathered through a threepart questionnaire. The first questionnaire covers gender, occupational satisfaction, occupational seniority, and educational level. The second questionnaire uses a 5-point Likert-type self-reporting scale made up of questions on organizational. The third questionnaire contains a 5-point Likert-type self-reporting scale that deals with organizational stress (never, rarely, sometimes, usually, always). No significant difference exists among health workers’ gender, organizational loyalty, and how one deals with organizational stress. Also, though no significant difference exists between health workers’ occupational satisfaction and their organizational loyalty, a significant difference does exist between these groups’ attitudes towards dealing with stress and with their organizational stress. According to differences in health workers’ educational level, a significant difference exists between postgraduates’ organizational commitment and that of undergraduates, associate-degree holders, and high-school graduates.

Keywords
Stress, Loyalty, Organizational stress, Coping with stress, Organizational commitment