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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147853
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Factors Influencing Work-Place Choice: A Cross Border Study
Abstract:
Factors Influencing Work-Place Choice: A Cross Border Study
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Cameron, Sheila, RN, EdD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Windsor
Title:University Professor, Faculty of Nursing
Co-Authors:Marjorie Armstrong-Stassen, PhD
[Scientific session research presentation] The purpose of this study was to examine what influences nurses in a border community to select work in Canada or the USA. While salary and full-time work are cited as reasons nurses seek employment it is likely that other factors also influence their decision -making. The global nursing shortage requires understanding of why nurses select and remain in a workplace and we must also strive to keep our trained nurses in the profession and not lose them to related employment. This descriptive, correlational study examined the relationships between demographic factors and measures of job satisfaction such as autonomy and challenge, as well as work environment factors such as relationships with colleagues, supervisors and physicians. Additional questions focused on other job satisfiers such as compensation, career satisfaction, educational opportunities, scheduling and workload. All nurses working in Hospitals or Long-term Care facilities living along the Ontario/Michigan border in South-western Ontario were recruited through the College of Nurses of Ontario. Approximately 3000 nurses were recruited through a mail survey. Nurses were assured of confidentiality and our response rate was 32%. Findings suggest that different factors are influencing nurses? decisions to work in Ontario or Michigan in this region. As expected salary and full time employment are factors affecting nurses initial decisions, however work environment factors are also important to many, and given as reasons for remaining in their place of employment. Work scheduling and opportunities to work in specialized centers also influenced nurses? decisions. This research provides additional understanding of factors influencing nurses? decision-making in a border community and provides information for policy-makers as well as employers when they are considering recruitment and retention strategies to maintain their nursing work-force.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFactors Influencing Work-Place Choice: A Cross Border Studyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147853-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Factors Influencing Work-Place Choice: A Cross Border Study</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Cameron, Sheila, RN, EdD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Windsor</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">University Professor, Faculty of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">camero2@uwindsor.ca</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Marjorie Armstrong-Stassen, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Scientific session research presentation] The purpose of this study was to examine what influences nurses in a border community to select work in Canada or the USA. While salary and full-time work are cited as reasons nurses seek employment it is likely that other factors also influence their decision -making. The global nursing shortage requires understanding of why nurses select and remain in a workplace and we must also strive to keep our trained nurses in the profession and not lose them to related employment. This descriptive, correlational study examined the relationships between demographic factors and measures of job satisfaction such as autonomy and challenge, as well as work environment factors such as relationships with colleagues, supervisors and physicians. Additional questions focused on other job satisfiers such as compensation, career satisfaction, educational opportunities, scheduling and workload. All nurses working in Hospitals or Long-term Care facilities living along the Ontario/Michigan border in South-western Ontario were recruited through the College of Nurses of Ontario. Approximately 3000 nurses were recruited through a mail survey. Nurses were assured of confidentiality and our response rate was 32%. Findings suggest that different factors are influencing nurses? decisions to work in Ontario or Michigan in this region. As expected salary and full time employment are factors affecting nurses initial decisions, however work environment factors are also important to many, and given as reasons for remaining in their place of employment. Work scheduling and opportunities to work in specialized centers also influenced nurses? decisions. This research provides additional understanding of factors influencing nurses? decision-making in a border community and provides information for policy-makers as well as employers when they are considering recruitment and retention strategies to maintain their nursing work-force.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:37:13Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:37:13Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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