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Investigating the Effects of Job Experience, Satisfaction, and Motivation on Organizational Commitment Case Study: (The Nurses of Ghaem Hospital in Mashhad, Iran)

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Business Management, Mashhad Branch, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, IRAN
  • 2 Young Researchers Club, Dept. of Business Mgt., Torbat-e-Jam Branch, Islamic Azad University, Torbat-e-Jam, IRAN
  • 3 Department of Business Management, Torbat-e-Jam Branch, Islamic Azad University, Torbat-e-Jam, IRAN

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 1, Issue (7), Pages 59-67, July,2 (2012)


Nowadays, organizations are moving toward intangible sources and investigating more on them from whom human resources are of great importance. Many studies have been undertaken on the relation between job satisfaction, and organizational commitment; but, there are few studies on the relation between job satisfaction, motivation and organizational commitment among nurses. So, this paper aimed to investigate the effects of job experience, satisfaction and motivation on organizational commitment of the nurses in Ghaem Hospital of Mashhad city, Iran. The sample of this study included 50 nurses of Ghaem Hospital in Mashhad city, determined by Cochran formula at the error level of 0.07%. The results showed a significant correlation of job experience and satisfaction with organizational commitment; but, no correlation was observed between job motivation and organizational commitment. These conclusions provide useful information for hospital officials to offer better services, using motivational drives for creating job satisfaction and organizational commitment.


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