Dariush Ranjbar, Abbas Yazdanpanah, Ali KhaniJeihooni


Purpose: Occupational attachment is one of the variables that can be seen by the employees in creating positive consequences for the organization. Career-minded employees form spiritual relationships with their jobs and invest specific resources in their current jobs, and this is one of the important factors in the lives of individuals. The individual's attitude toward his work reflects a negative or positive evaluation that he has in relation to an aspect of his work environment. Among various job attitudes, attachment to a job is a measure that a person likes to match with his job or the extent to which the occupation of the person's identity center is of particular importance.

Methods: The research method is applied in terms of purpose and descriptive-applied method. Correlation method has been used. The research sample was 145 nurses of the hospital and health centers of Estahban city who were selected by available sampling method. To evaluate the variables, two questionnaires were used by researcher and occupational attachment questionnaire. Data analysis was done using descriptive statistics using spss software.

Results: There is a significant positive relationship between personal factors with occupational attachment (226 / r = r). The higher the individual factors of the nurses, the higher the level of job attachment. There is a significant positive relationship between economic factors with occupational attachment (212.0 r =). The higher the economic factors of nurses, the higher the job attachment. There is a significant positive relationship between organizational factors with occupational attachment (r = .231). The higher the organizational factors in nurses, the higher the level of occupational attachment. There is a significant positive relationship between environmental factors with occupational attachment (r = .249). The higher the nurses' environmental factors, the higher the level of occupational attachment.

Conclusion: Therefore, nurses' attachment to their jobs is one of the most important research topics in the field of health systems, since in many countries nurses form one of the largest groups of health professionals. Therefore, the nature and quality of services provided to Patients are highly dependent on their function.

Key words: occupational attachment, individual factors, economic factors, organizational factors, environmental factors

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