J Korean Acad Nurs Adm.  2019 Jun;25(3):208-219. 10.11111/jkana.2019.25.3.208.

Effect of a Nursing Practice Environment on Nursing Job Performance and Organizational Commitment: Focused on the Mediating Effects of Job Embeddedness

  • 1Kunsan College of Nursing, Korea.
  • 2College of Nursing · Research Institute of Nursing Science, Chonbuk National University, Korea. mhlee@jbnu.ac.kr


The purpose of this study was to test the mediating effect of job embeddedness in the relationship between nursing practice environment on nursing job performance and organizational commitment.
For this study a descriptive design with survey method was utilized. Participants were 192 clinical nurses recruited from 2 hospitals in A, B city and J province in Korea. From June, 6 to 24, 2018, a questionnaire scale was used to collect the data. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, independent t-test, one-way ANOVA, Pearson correlation analysis, and liner regression analysis.
There were significant positive relationships for nursing job performance and organizational commitment with nursing practice environment. In addition, job embeddedness had a full mediating role in the relationship between nursing practice environment and nursing job performance, and a partial mediation effect in nursing practice environment and organizational commitment.
The purpose of this study was to identify the mediating effects of job embeddedness and to find ways to improve organizational commitment, which is a useful variable to predict performance outcomes, nurse job performance and job behavior of organizational members. Also, the study results can be used as basic data for nursing manpower management strategies.


Nurses; Work environment; Work performance; Organizational commitment; Job embeddedness

MeSH Terms

Surveys and Questionnaires
Work Performance*


  • Figure 1. Conceptual framework.

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