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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150651
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Relationship Between Nurse Empowerment and Self-Actualization
Abstract:
The Relationship Between Nurse Empowerment and Self-Actualization
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Wolfe, Kim L., RN, MSN
P.I. Institution Name:Cheshire Medical Center
Title:Administrative Clinical Supervisor
Co-Authors:Susan Fetzer, RN, PhD; Dorothy Rentschler, RN, PhD; Diana Crowell, RN, PhD
Purpose:  A key Magnet characteristic is the presence of staff empowerment fostering job satisfaction and organizational commitment.  Empowered nurses effectively utilize professional judgment and expertise and are able to function autonomously to provide quality care.  Efforts to empower nurses tend to focus solely on improving workplace conditions while scant research has focused on the characteristics of the individual.  The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between empowerment and self-actualization of registered nurses. Theoretical Framework:  Kanter?s theory of structural power in organizations and Maslow?s hierarchal theory of motivation were linked to provide the framework for the study.  According to Kanter, empowered employees are highly motivated, better able to adapt to changes, have a high morale and self-esteem.  Self-actualized persons, according to Maslow, have similar characteristics. Methods (Design, Sample, Setting, Measures, Analysis):  A quantitative correlational design was used to randomly sample 500 nurses from the 7,000 name mailing list of the New Hampshire Nurses Association.  A return rate of 40% yielded a sample size of 126 subjects who provided data via mailed questionnaire.  Empowerment was measured using the Conditions of Work Effectiveness Questionnaire-II (CWEQ-II), the Job Activities Scale-II (JAS-II), and the Organizational Relationships Scale-II (ORS-II).  Self-actualization was measured by the Short Index of Self-Actualization (SISA). Results:  The nurses in this study reported a moderate degree of empowerment and a moderate degree of self-actualization.  A small but positive correlation (r = .207, p < .05) between nurse empowerment and perceived self-actualization was identified. Conclusions and Implications:  Registered nurses who have achieved self-actualization are more likely to perceive empowerment.  The findings provide additional evidence to consider the key role of transformational leadership.  Transformational leaders provide vision, build confidence, use inspiration to increase optimism and enthusiasm, and provide intellectual stimulation and individual consideration.  Qualities of transformational leaders create an environment that will promote self-actualization and empowerment.
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 Relationship Between Nurse Empowerment and Self-Actualizationen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150651-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Relationship Between Nurse Empowerment and Self-Actualization</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Wolfe, Kim L., RN, MSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Cheshire Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Administrative Clinical Supervisor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kwolfe@cheshire-med.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Susan Fetzer, RN, PhD; Dorothy Rentschler, RN, PhD; Diana Crowell, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose:&nbsp; A key Magnet characteristic is the presence of staff empowerment fostering job satisfaction and organizational commitment.&nbsp; Empowered nurses effectively utilize professional judgment and expertise and are able to function autonomously to provide quality care.&nbsp; Efforts to empower nurses tend to focus solely on improving workplace conditions while scant research has focused on the characteristics of the individual.&nbsp; The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between empowerment and self-actualization of registered nurses. Theoretical Framework:&nbsp; Kanter?s theory of structural power in organizations and Maslow?s hierarchal theory of motivation were linked to provide the framework for the study.&nbsp; According to Kanter, empowered employees are highly motivated, better able to adapt to changes, have a high morale and self-esteem.&nbsp; Self-actualized persons, according to Maslow, have similar characteristics. Methods (Design, Sample, Setting, Measures, Analysis):&nbsp; A quantitative correlational design was used to randomly sample 500 nurses from the 7,000 name mailing list of the New Hampshire Nurses Association.&nbsp; A return rate of 40% yielded a sample size of 126 subjects who provided data via mailed questionnaire.&nbsp; Empowerment was measured using the Conditions of Work Effectiveness Questionnaire-II (CWEQ-II), the Job Activities Scale-II (JAS-II), and the Organizational Relationships Scale-II (ORS-II).&nbsp; Self-actualization was measured by the Short Index of Self-Actualization (SISA). Results:&nbsp; The nurses in this study reported a moderate degree of empowerment and a moderate degree of self-actualization.&nbsp; A small but positive correlation (r = .207, p &lt; .05) between nurse empowerment and perceived self-actualization was identified. Conclusions and Implications:&nbsp; Registered nurses who have achieved self-actualization are more likely to perceive empowerment.&nbsp; The findings provide additional evidence to consider the key role of transformational leadership.&nbsp; Transformational leaders provide vision, build confidence, use inspiration to increase optimism and enthusiasm, and provide intellectual stimulation and individual consideration.&nbsp; Qualities of transformational leaders create an environment that will promote self-actualization and empowerment.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:39:04Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:39:04Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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