American Journal of Nursing Research. 2018, 6(4), 191-197
DOI: 10.12691/AJNR-6-4-7
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Study of the Relationship between Organizational Climate and Nurses' Performance: A University Hospital Case

Hind Abdullah Mohamed1 and Samia Gaballah2,

1Lecturer of Nursing Administration, Faculty of Nursing, Port Said University, Egypt

2Lecturer of Medical Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Suez Canal University, Egypt

Pub. Date: May 21, 2018

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Hind Abdullah Mohamed and Samia Gaballah. Study of the Relationship between Organizational Climate and Nurses' Performance: A University Hospital Case. American Journal of Nursing Research. 2018; 6(4):191-197. doi: 10.12691/AJNR-6-4-7


Background: Competent nurses' performance and typical work climate are targets that challenge hospital administrators to achieve likely results for success. A positive work climate leads to and sustains nurses' motivation and high performance. Aim: This study aimed to explore the relationship between organizational climate and nurses' performance. Material and methods: A quantitative descriptive correlational research design was utilized. A sample of 110 nurses was recruited from all inpatients' department of the Main Mansoura University Hospital. Tools of data collection: Personal and job characteristics of the participants, organizational climate questionnaire and nurses’ performance evaluation. Results: The study findings highlighted that 51% of the nurses had positive work climate with a higher mean score (12.15±2.39) for customer service while the lowest mean score (5.65±3.1) for compensation. And 30.9 % of nurses had competent performance level with a higher mean score for hospital behavioral expectations domain (75.51±10.41), while the lowest mean score was for education domain (6.91±1.42). A significant relationship was found only between nurses’ performance and age (8.44) and educational level (8.42). Conclusion: The study concluded that a statistically significant positive association was also identified between nurses’ perception of work climate and job performance (.049). So, hospital administrators must push nurses’ performance forward to a high level of competency through creating an exemplary work climate which values nurses, and allows them to share ideas, team spirit and creativity.


Nurses' performance, organizational climate, relationship, university hospital


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