2021, Cilt 8, Sayı 3, Sayfa(lar) 321-327
The Relationship between Professional Commitment and Contextual Performance of Nurses
Abdullah BULUT1, Kıvan ÇEVİK2
1Öğr. Gör, Şırnak Üniversitesi, Sağlık Hizmetleri Meslek Yüksekokulu, Tıbbi Hizmetler ve Teknikler Bölümü, Şırnak, Türkiye
2Doç. Dr, Manisa Celal Bayar Üniversitesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Hemşirelik Bölümü, Hemşirelik Esasları Anabilim Dalı, Manisa, Türkiye
Keywords: Contextual performance, nursing, professional commitment

Aim: This study was conducted to investigate the relationship between professional commitment and the contextual performance of nurses.

Material and Methods: This is a descriptive relational study conducted between June and July 2019 with 138 nurses working in a university hospital. "Descriptive Characteristics Form", "Nursing Professional Commitment Scale" and "Contextual Performance Scale" were used to collect the data. The data obtained from the study were analyzed on a computer using the number-percentage distributions and correlation analysis in the Statistical Package for Social Science 15.0.

Results: It was determined that the total mean score of the Nursing Professional Commitment Scale was 71.22±9.18. The mean scores of Willingness to Make an Effort, Maintaining as Professional Membership, and Belief in Goals and Values, which are sub-dimensions of the Nursing Professional Commitment Scale, were found to be 39.06±7.14, 17.19±6.74, and 14.96±1.92, respectively. The total mean score of the Contextual Performance Scale was determined to be 184.07±24.72. It was found that the mean score for Personal Support, which is one of the sub-dimensions of the Contextual Performance Scale, was 102.96±10.91, and the mean score for Organizational Support was 81.12±17.54. A weak positive correlation between the total score of the Contextual Performance Scale and the total score of the Nursing Professional Commitment Scale was determined (r:0.244, p:0.004).

Conclusion: Increasing the level of nurses' professional commitment may be one of the factors that increase the level of contextual performance.