The Effects of Ethical Climate and Ethical Sensitivity on Organizational Effectiveness of Small and Middle-sized Hospital Nurses

지방 중소병원 간호사가 지각하는 조직 내 윤리풍토와 윤리적 민감성이 조직유효성에 미치는 영향

Kang, Ihn-Sook;Kim, Weon-Gyeong

  • Received : 2018.11.22
  • Accepted : 2019.01.06
  • Published : 2019.01.28


Purpose: This study provides preliminary data for job satisfaction and organizational commitment by finding out the effects of ethical climate perceived by and ethical sensitivity of nurses on the organizational effectiveness of small and medium-sized hospitals. Methods: Study participants were 155 nurses who had worked one year or longer at small and medium-sized hospitals located in the G city, and they were recruited through convenient sampling. The SPSS/Win 20.0 program was used analyze frequency, percentage, average, standard deviation through independent t-test, one way ANOVA, Pearson's correlation coefficient, and multiple regression. Results: The mean score for organizational effectiveness of nurses had a significant positive correlation with ethical climate and ethical sensitivity. ethical climate, experience of receiving nursing ethics education were the major predictors of organizational effectiveness and explained 61%(F=48.36, p<.001) of the total variance in the study. Conclusion: it has been confirmed that ethical climate and experience of receiving nursing ethics education affect organizational effectiveness, a concept that shows the degree of achieving organizational goals while nurses at small and medium-sized hospitals.


Ethical Climate;Ethical Sensitivity;Organizational Commitment;Job Satisfaction;Nurses


Supported by : 남부대학교