The Relationship between Organizational Citizen Behavior and Nursing Achievement Motivation

Mohammadreza Omidi, Hadi Meftahi, Nabi Omidi

Abstract


Introduction: Human resource is considered a valuable capital in management. In this study, the impact of organizational citizenship behaviors on achievement motivation of nurses was assessed.

Methods: The current study is a cross-sectional descriptive research which focuses on correlation. The statistical population of the study included all the nurses working in Medical University’s Hospital in Ilam Province in 2016 that included 315 participants and by using Cochran’s formula, the size of the sample equaled 179 participants. Sampling was done using stratified method with appropriate and random allocation. The tools used for gathering information in this study included a questionnaire of demographic information, Inventory of Organizational Citizenship Behavior of Podskoff, as well as the Achievement Motivation Questionnaire of Hermens. To determine the correlation between the variables, Pearson correlation coefficient was applied using SPSS software, version 19, and the confidence level was 95% for controlling the significance.

Result: The mean score of organizational citizenship behavior indicated that the organizational citizenship behavior of nurses in hospitals of Ilam Medical University was at a medium level 75.77±6.1 from 120. The mean score of achievement motivation of nurses working in hospitals of Ilam Medical University 3.02±0.7 from 4 showed to be acceptable and high. Pearson’s correlation coefficient indicated a significant positive relationship among all the components of organizational citizenship behaviors and the achievement motivation of nurses. Pearson’s correlation coefficient showed that there was a positive and significant relationship between organizational citizenship behavior and the nurses’ motivation for improvement (P<0.001 and r=0.6674).

Conclusion: The significant impact of organizational citizenship behaviors on achievement motivation indicated the importance of this variable in improving the achievement motivation of the nurses and in turn the performance of the hospitals of Ilam Medical University.

Keywords: Behavior, Achievement, Nurses


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