The Influence of Organizational Characteristics and Caring Attributes of Managers on Nurses' Job Enjoyment

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149620
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Presentation
Title:
The Influence of Organizational Characteristics and Caring Attributes of Managers on Nurses' Job Enjoyment
Abstract:
The Influence of Organizational Characteristics and Caring Attributes of Managers on Nurses' Job Enjoyment
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Wade, Gail Holland, DNSc
P.I. Institution Name:University of Delaware
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Bonnie S. Osgood, MSN, RN, CNA, BC
[Scientific session research presentation] Purpose: The study purpose was to predict the effect of organizational characteristics and perceived caring attributes of nursing managers on nurses' job enjoyment. Design: Data collection for this predictive correlational study occurred in the fall of 2005. The target population was all licensed nurses (N = 3170) employed by a large health care system within the mid Atlantic region. Methods: Participants were surveyed using the Revised Nursing Work Index (Aiken & Patrician, 2000) with five subscales defined by Lake (2002), Nyberg's Caring Assessment Scale, the Job Enjoyment Subscale of the Nursing Job Satisfaction Scale (Hinshaw, Atwood, Gerber, & Erikson, 1987), and a demographic data form designed by the researchers. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the study and demographic variables. Data from all complete cases of registered nurses (n = 788) were entered directly into the multiple regression equation. Findings: Participants were primarily staff nurses (72%), female (96.4%), white (89.7%), full-time (59.2%), and 41 years of age or older (60%). Sixty-two percent had at least a baccalaureate degree in nursing and 4.5% had an advanced practice license. All variables except perceptions of primary supervisor caring and nurse participation in hospital affairs explained 30.5% of the variance in job enjoyment. Age, area of practice, and type of job explained an additional 5.9%. Conclusions: Because the study findings were similar to those from other quantitative studies on organizational characteristics and nurses' job satisfaction where more then 60% of the variance remains unexplained, factors influencing job enjoyment may be specific to practice setting and roles. Additional research, using a mixed methodology, is needed to identify other variables that influence job enjoyment within specific areas of practice and roles.
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.titleThe Influence of Organizational Characteristics and Caring Attributes of Managers on Nurses' Job Enjoymenten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149620-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Influence of Organizational Characteristics and Caring Attributes of Managers on Nurses' Job Enjoyment</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">Wade, Gail Holland, DNSc</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Delaware</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">GHllndWade@aol.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Bonnie S. Osgood, MSN, RN, CNA, BC</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Scientific session research presentation] Purpose: The study purpose was to predict the effect of organizational characteristics and perceived caring attributes of nursing managers on nurses' job enjoyment. Design: Data collection for this predictive correlational study occurred in the fall of 2005. The target population was all licensed nurses (N = 3170) employed by a large health care system within the mid Atlantic region. Methods: Participants were surveyed using the Revised Nursing Work Index (Aiken &amp; Patrician, 2000) with five subscales defined by Lake (2002), Nyberg's Caring Assessment Scale, the Job Enjoyment Subscale of the Nursing Job Satisfaction Scale (Hinshaw, Atwood, Gerber, &amp; Erikson, 1987), and a demographic data form designed by the researchers. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the study and demographic variables. Data from all complete cases of registered nurses (n = 788) were entered directly into the multiple regression equation. Findings: Participants were primarily staff nurses (72%), female (96.4%), white (89.7%), full-time (59.2%), and 41 years of age or older (60%). Sixty-two percent had at least a baccalaureate degree in nursing and 4.5% had an advanced practice license. All variables except perceptions of primary supervisor caring and nurse participation in hospital affairs explained 30.5% of the variance in job enjoyment. Age, area of practice, and type of job explained an additional 5.9%. Conclusions: Because the study findings were similar to those from other quantitative studies on organizational characteristics and nurses' job satisfaction where more then 60% of the variance remains unexplained, factors influencing job enjoyment may be specific to practice setting and roles. Additional research, using a mixed methodology, is needed to identify other variables that influence job enjoyment within specific areas of practice and roles.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:06:04Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:06:04Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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