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Survey of Generational Aspects of Nurse Faculty Organizational Commitment
Nursing Outlook (2011)
  • Lara Carver, National University Nevada
  • Lori L. Candela, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Antonio P. Gutierrez, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

To describe organizational commitment and generational differences in nursing faculty. The study provides new knowledge on generational differences in organizational commitment among nursing faculty with regard to work values, perceived organizational support, perceived person-organization fit, developmental experiences, and global job satisfaction.


A cross-sectional, descriptive design was used with random stratified sampling procedures. Surveys measuring organizational commitment and related constructs were sent electronically to 4886 faculty, yielding a 30% response rate.


Significant differences were noted between generations of faculty regarding organizational commitment and related measures.


Include specific strategies for fostering commitment from each generation.
  • Organizational commitment,
  • Generations in the workplace,
  • Veteran generation,
  • Baby boomer generation,
  • Generation X,
  • Millennial generation,
  • Nurse faculty
Publication Date
May, 2011
Citation Information
Lara Carver, Lori L. Candela and Antonio P. Gutierrez. "Survey of Generational Aspects of Nurse Faculty Organizational Commitment" Nursing Outlook Vol. 59 Iss. 3 (2011) p. 137 - 148
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