Empowerment, autonomy and job satisfaction of registered nurses

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dc.contributor.advisor Ryan, Marilyn E. en_US
dc.contributor.author Bertram, Evelyn I. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:39:53Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:39:53Z
dc.date.created 2006 en_US
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier LD2489.Z9 2006 .B47 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/187497
dc.description.abstract Nurse administrators are challenged to create an environment which will attract and retain professional nurses. Empowerment and autonomy result in job satisfaction and retention of nurses (Laschinger, Finegan & Shamian, 2001). The purpose of this study is to examine the predictive relationships among empowerment, autonomy and job satisfaction of registered nurses. Kanter's Organizational Empowerment Theory (1977, 1993) is the framework. The sample will include 600 nurses who work in urban tertiary care hospitals, randomly selected by the Indiana State Board of Nursing. The Conditions of Work Effectiveness Questionnaire (CWEQ)-II will measure nurses' perception of access to opportunity, information, support and resources, and the four work empowerment structures described by Kanter. The Job Activities Scale (JAS) will measure perceptions of job flexibility, visibility, discretion and recognition (formal power) in the work environment. The Organizational Relationships Scale (ORS) will measure sponsor support, peer networking, subordinate relationships, and political alliances (informal power) in the work environment. The Interpersonal Trust at Work Scale will measure confidence in actions of and faith in the intentions of managers and peers. The Organizational Commitment Questionnaire (OCQ) (Meyer, Allen & Smith) will measure affective and continuance organizational commitment. Findings will provide information for nurse managers about strategies which create an environment to attract and retain nurses. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship School of Nursing
dc.format.extent iv, 112 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Employee empowerment. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Autonomy (Psychology) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Nurses -- Job satisfaction. en_US
dc.title Empowerment, autonomy and job satisfaction of registered nurses en_US
dc.type Research paper (M.S.), 3 hrs. en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1356500 en_US


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