Volume 13, Issue 52 (9-2006)                   RJMS 2006, 13(52): 83-92 | Back to browse issues page

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Sanagoo A, Nikravesh M, Dabbaghi F. Organizational Commitment from Nursing & Midwifery Faculty Members’ Perspective. RJMS 2006; 13 (52) :83-92
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    Background & Aim: Educational systems need to have committed, concerned and enthusiastic teachers in order to reach their high aims which is educating human beings. Committed teachers feel responsibility and do their duties in the best possible way and the result would contribute to the efficacy, effectiveness and productivity of educational system. This article is a part of a larger study which aimed to explore the experiences and perspectives of nursing & midwifery faculty members about organizational commitment. Methods: A qualitative approach using grounded theory was adopted. Data was collected through semi-structured interviews, from a purposive sample of 34 nursing and midwifery faculty members who were subjected to question and constant comparative analysis. Results: Analysis uncovered a number of themes. Five themes of a committed faculty emerged, including doing the tasks and responsibilities, passion for the work, going to extra mileage, efficacy, and understanding the student. Conclusion: This re-conceptualization of organizational commitment and additional research in this area can assist educational managers to better understand and successfully manage their faculties. New knowledge from this and future studies can contribute and promote faculties’ organizational commitment.

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