Organisational values and organisational commitment: Do nurses' ethno-cultural differences matter?

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Abstract

Aim: To examine the association between perceived organisational values and organisational commitment among Israeli nurses in relation to their ethno-cultural background. Background: Differences and the discrepancy between individuals' organisational values and those of their organisational culture are a potential source of adjustment difficulties. Organisational values are considered to be the bond of the individual to their organisation. In multicultural societies, such as Israel, the differences in perception of organisational values and organisational commitment may be reflected within workgroups. Method: Data were collected using a questionnaire among 106 hospital nurses. About 59.8% of the sample were Israeli-born. Results: A positive correlation was found between organisational values and organisational commitment. Significant differences were found in organisational values and organisational commitment between Israeli-born-, USSR-born- and Ethiopian-born nurses. The socio-demographic profile modified the effect of organisational values on organisational commitment: when the nurse was male, Muslim, religiously orthodox and without academic education, the effect of organisational values on organisational commitment was higher. Conclusion: Findings confirm the role of culture and ethnicity in the perception of organisational values and the level of organisational commitment among nurses. Implications for nursing management: Assessing ethno-cultural differences in organisational values and organisational commitment provides a fuller understanding of nurses' ability to adjust to their work environment and helps nurse managers devise means to increase nurses' commitment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)499-505
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Nursing Management
Volume22
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2014

Keywords

  • Culture
  • Ethnicity
  • Nurses
  • Organisational commitment
  • Organisational values

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