Nurse Empowerment, Job Satisfaction & Commitment: Implications for Recruitment & Retention

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151832
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Presentation
Title:
Nurse Empowerment, Job Satisfaction & Commitment: Implications for Recruitment & Retention
Abstract:
Nurse Empowerment, Job Satisfaction & Commitment: Implications for Recruitment & Retention
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:June, 2001
Author:VanderLaan, Karen
P.I. Institution Name:Indiana University Purdue University-Fort Wayne
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate potential relationships between nurses' current work environments and their perceptions of empowerment, job satisfaction, and commitment to nursing. DESIGN: This descriptive correlational study utilized a mailed questionnaire, including both quantitative and qualitative questions. It partially replicates Spreitzer's 1996 study of workplace structure effects on empowerment. POPULATION, SAMPLE, SETTING, YEARS: In January, 2000 the questionnaire was mailed to 3,475 randomly selected registered nurses in the nine county northeast Indiana (USA) area. 834 (24%) questionnaires were returned and studied. VARIABLES STUDIED TOGETHER: Perceptions of empowerment and identified facilitators and barriers to empowerment were studied with workplace structure components of role ambiguity, manager's span of control, and access to information. Perceptions of the best and worst features of and commitment to current employment were studied with job satisfaction. Career commitment was compared with visions of the future of nursing and whether or not nursing was recommended to others. METHODS: The researchers created and compiled a twelve-page questionnaire including demographic, quantitative, and qualitative questions. The instrument was piloted in October 1999 with a convenience sample of 30 registered nurses. The questionnaire was mailed in January 2000 and the data set closed with 834 respondents in April, 2000. Quantitative data was analyzed using standard descriptive and correlation statistics. Qualitative data was analyzed by the researchers using a triangulation process. FINDINGS: Nurses' perceptions of empowerment, job satisfaction, and commitment to nursing vary widely, positively and negatively, in the population. CONCLUSIONS & IMPLICATIONS: Perceptions of empowerment, job satisfaction, and commitment to the profession of nursing directly impact nurses' recruitment and retention efforts and the overall image of nursing. With the graying of experienced nurses, recruitment and retention will continue to be a paramount issue for the profession of nursing around the globe.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
Jun-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNurse Empowerment, Job Satisfaction & Commitment: Implications for Recruitment & Retentionen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151832-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Nurse Empowerment, Job Satisfaction &amp; Commitment: Implications for Recruitment &amp; Retention</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">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">June, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">VanderLaan, Karen</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Indiana University Purdue University-Fort Wayne</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">vanderlk@ipfw.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate potential relationships between nurses' current work environments and their perceptions of empowerment, job satisfaction, and commitment to nursing. DESIGN: This descriptive correlational study utilized a mailed questionnaire, including both quantitative and qualitative questions. It partially replicates Spreitzer's 1996 study of workplace structure effects on empowerment. POPULATION, SAMPLE, SETTING, YEARS: In January, 2000 the questionnaire was mailed to 3,475 randomly selected registered nurses in the nine county northeast Indiana (USA) area. 834 (24%) questionnaires were returned and studied. VARIABLES STUDIED TOGETHER: Perceptions of empowerment and identified facilitators and barriers to empowerment were studied with workplace structure components of role ambiguity, manager's span of control, and access to information. Perceptions of the best and worst features of and commitment to current employment were studied with job satisfaction. Career commitment was compared with visions of the future of nursing and whether or not nursing was recommended to others. METHODS: The researchers created and compiled a twelve-page questionnaire including demographic, quantitative, and qualitative questions. The instrument was piloted in October 1999 with a convenience sample of 30 registered nurses. The questionnaire was mailed in January 2000 and the data set closed with 834 respondents in April, 2000. Quantitative data was analyzed using standard descriptive and correlation statistics. Qualitative data was analyzed by the researchers using a triangulation process. FINDINGS: Nurses' perceptions of empowerment, job satisfaction, and commitment to nursing vary widely, positively and negatively, in the population. CONCLUSIONS &amp; IMPLICATIONS: Perceptions of empowerment, job satisfaction, and commitment to the profession of nursing directly impact nurses' recruitment and retention efforts and the overall image of nursing. With the graying of experienced nurses, recruitment and retention will continue to be a paramount issue for the profession of nursing around the globe.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:15:10Z-
dc.date.issued2001-06en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:15:10Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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