J Korean Acad Nurs Adm.  2012 Sep;18(3):290-300. 10.11111/jkana.2012.18.3.290.

Study for Professionalism, Organizational Citizenship Behavior, Psychological Ownership of Nurse Officers

Affiliations
  • 1Armed Forces Nursing Academy, Korea.
  • 2The 9th Infantry Division, Korea.
  • 3Armed Forces Nursing Academy, Korea. dbs7671@naver.com

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to investigate differences in professionalism, organizational citizenship behavior and psychological ownership between nurses and nurse officers.
METHODS
A cross-sectional survey was conducted with 1017 hospital nurses and military nurse officers. The instruments used were the Korean Version of Hall's Professionalism Inventory' modified by Baek (2007), Organizational Citizenship Behavior Qquestionnaire(OCBQ) modified by Lee (2006), and the Psychological Ownership Inventory' developed by Van Dyne and Pierce (2004).
RESULTS
The average score for military nurse officers professionalism was 3.15, for organizational citizenship behavior, was 3.43 and for psychological ownership, 3.64. These scores were higher than the scores for hospital nurses. There were significant positive correlations between the variables(r=.47~.581, p<.001).
CONCLUSION
The results of this study indicate an affirmable outcome and that the significant variables affected levels of Professionalism, Organizational citizenship behavior, and Psychological ownership. So in order to improve the level of variables, there is a need to consider strategies related to organization, work environment and conceptualization as related to the variables.

Keyword

Professionalism; Organizational citizenship behavior; Psychological ownership; Nurse officer

MeSH Terms

Cross-Sectional Studies
Humans
Military Personnel
Ownership
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