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Professional commitment of nurses in Ghana: The case of the Volta region


This study examines what stimulates and sustains commitment of nurses to their profession in the Volta Region of Ghana and whether commitment is shaped by similar variables. A quantitative approach was adopted using a validated questionnaire developed by Blau (1989) and modified by Reilly & Orsak (1991) to fit the nursing profession. A Kruska Wallis test was used to analyse the data with SPSS as an interface. The findings revealed a high commitment rate to the nursing profession in Ghana due to love of the profession and monetary considerations. However, a significant number of nurses are not committed to the profession at all which poses managerial and theoretical implications.


Ben Honyenuga and Paulina Adzoyi

Journal Volume

Asia Pacific Journal of Business and Management, 2012, Volume 3(1), 12-27