Organizational commitment and supervisor support, perception of procedural fairness, tenure in the hospital: The mediating effect of work-life balance - study in nurses

Maria Manuela Frederico Ferreira


Introduction: Background: For nurses, there are particularities concerning the relationship between work and private life. Objective:The objectives of this paper are to examine the association between affective and normative commitment and supervisorsupport, perception of procedural fairness, tenure in the hospital, and whether or not work-life mediates the association.

Methods: Data were collected from our survey to 403 employed nurses in three hospitals, Portugal. We conducted descriptivestatistics, bivariate correlations, hierarchical regression analysis and mediation tests.

Results: The affective and normative commitment was significantly associated with supervisor support; perception of proceduralfairness; work-life balance and tenure in the hospital. The observed effect suggested the moderating power of the variable worklifebalance in the model.

Conclusions: This study provides health sector managers the evidence that supervisor support, perception of procedural fairnessand tenure in the hospital, are important factors to have in consideration in nurses’ organizational commitment.

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Clinical Nursing Studies
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