Organizational commitment and job satisfaction in health professions: a bibliometric analysis Conference Paper uri icon


  • The authors are grateful to the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT, Portugal) for financial support by national funds FCT/MCTES to CIMO (UIDB/00690/2020). The authors are also grateful to the Health Sciences Research Unit: Nursing and UCISA (E - Núcleo da Escola Superior de Saúde do Instituto Politécnico de Bragança)
  • This research aimed to consolidate the existing research in the field of organizational commitment and job satisfaction in health professions. A systematic review of the literature was used by combining the bibliometric technique, using the binary counting method. The first cluster relates organizational commitment to job satisfaction and included thirteen terms, namely "Employee", "Employer", "Implication", "Information", "Intervention", "Job", "Job satisfaction", "Order", "Organizational commitment", "Perception", "Person", "Relationship" and "Satisfaction". In general, this cluster included articles that identify factors associated to job satisfaction and analyses the association between the dimensions of job satisfaction and organizational commitment. The second cluster associates professional commitment and job dissatisfaction and included nine terms, namely, "Athletic trainer", "Demand", "Experience", "Patient", "Perspective", "Professional commitment", "Responsibility", "Time", and "Workplace". This cluster covered all publications that reported individuals' commitment to the profession- These professionals feel proud of their work which they consider demanding and of great responsibility. But, they also expose their dissatisfaction at work. However, despite the dissatisfaction, they are available and able to embrace new challenges.

publication date

  • January 1, 2021