Determining the effect of job satisfaction, work motivation, and work commitment on nurse performance amidst COVID-19 pandemic


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Nurses are on the frontline fighting COVID-19, as they are caring for patients during the days and nights they spend at the hospital. The purpose of this study is to determine the direct impact of job satisfaction on motivation, commitment, and performance of nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, the roles of work motivation and employee commitment on nurse performance are also tested. The population in this study is nurses at the State Regional Hospital in Pasuruan, East Java, Indonesia, totaling 161 nurses. The sample in this study is 62 respondents. The analysis technique used in this study is path analysis. The results show that job satisfaction has a significant role to foster motivation, commitment, and performance of nurses in the hospital. Furthermore, employee commitment and work motivation are also proved to affect nurse performance. The results provide a better understanding of the approaches that can be taken to maintain nurse performance, especially during a pandemic.

This study is entirely carried out independently. All the funds used for the research purposes come from the authors’ personal funds. No other party is responsible as a source of funds.

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    • Figure 1. Conceptual framework
    • Table 1. Results of path analysis
    • Conceptualization
      Diana, Anis Eliyana
    • Data curation
      Diana, Aisha Anwar
    • Formal Analysis
    • Funding acquisition
      Diana, Anis Eliyana, Dewi Susita, Vicky Aditya
    • Investigation
      Diana, Dewi Susita
    • Software
      Diana, Vicky Aditya
    • Methodology
      Anis Eliyana
    • Project administration
      Anis Eliyana
    • Supervision
      Anis Eliyana, Dewi Susita
    • Validation
      Anis Eliyana, Aisha Anwar
    • Writing – review & editing
      Dewi Susita, Aisha Anwar
    • Visualization
      Vicky Aditya
    • Writing – original draft
      Vicky Aditya