The Relationship between Work Empowerment and Work Stress Perceived by Nurses at Long-term care Facilities in Taipei City

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The Relationship between Work Empowerment and Work Stress Perceived by Nurses at Long-term care Facilities in Taipei City
Abstract:
The Relationship between Work Empowerment and Work Stress Perceived by Nurses at Long-term care Facilities in Taipei City
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Li, I. Chuan, DNS
P.I. Institution Name:Institute of Community Health Nursing, National Yang-ming University
Title:Professor
[Research Presentation] The role of nurses in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) is not clear because the work tasks of these nurses are not clearly identified by the current regulations and this situation results in work stress in Taiwan. If employees are able to perceive themselves to be empowered about their work, their work stress can be decreased. Very few studies have been investigated the relationship between work empowerment and work stress among nurses at LTCFs. We used a cross-sectional design to understand the relationship between work empowerment, including both organizational and psychological empowerment, and work stress among nurses at LTCFs in Taiwan. A total of 178 nurses participated in the study. Organizational empowerment measures included a range of components made up of formal power, informal power and perceived access to the work empowerment structures of opportunity, information, support and resources. Psychological empowerment measures included components made up of meaning, competence, self-determination and impact. The results of this study showed that the average age of the subjects was 35.47 years and 56.2% of them had less than two years work experience. It was further indicated that there was a moderate level of organizational and a slightly higher level of psychological empowerment among the nurses studied. A moderate level of work stress (M: 72.27, SD: 14.43) was found among the subjects. Both work empowerment and psychological empowerment were significantly associated with total work stress (r = -0.44 and r = -0.46, p < 0.001, respectively). The age, length of time that the subject had worked at the facility, resources and impact variables were significant predictors of job satisfaction (R2=.345, F=12.24, p < 0.001). Based on these results, it is clear that nurses need to be provided with more resources within their work environment; such improvements would result in subsequent important impacts on their work.
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 Work Empowerment and Work Stress Perceived by Nurses at Long-term care Facilities in Taipei Cityen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150728-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Relationship between Work Empowerment and Work Stress Perceived by Nurses at Long-term care Facilities in Taipei City</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">Li, I. Chuan, DNS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Institute of Community Health Nursing, National Yang-ming University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">icli@ym.edu.tw</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] The role of nurses in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) is not clear because the work tasks of these nurses are not clearly identified by the current regulations and this situation results in work stress in Taiwan. If employees are able to perceive themselves to be empowered about their work, their work stress can be decreased. Very few studies have been investigated the relationship between work empowerment and work stress among nurses at LTCFs. We used a cross-sectional design to understand the relationship between work empowerment, including both organizational and psychological empowerment, and work stress among nurses at LTCFs in Taiwan. A total of 178 nurses participated in the study. Organizational empowerment measures included a range of components made up of formal power, informal power and perceived access to the work empowerment structures of opportunity, information, support and resources. Psychological empowerment measures included components made up of meaning, competence, self-determination and impact. The results of this study showed that the average age of the subjects was 35.47 years and 56.2% of them had less than two years work experience. It was further indicated that there was a moderate level of organizational and a slightly higher level of psychological empowerment among the nurses studied. A moderate level of work stress (M: 72.27, SD: 14.43) was found among the subjects. Both work empowerment and psychological empowerment were significantly associated with total work stress (r = -0.44 and r = -0.46, p &lt; 0.001, respectively). The age, length of time that the subject had worked at the facility, resources and impact variables were significant predictors of job satisfaction (R2=.345, F=12.24, p &lt; 0.001). Based on these results, it is clear that nurses need to be provided with more resources within their work environment; such improvements would result in subsequent important impacts on their work.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:41:14Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:41:14Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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