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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154017
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Horizontal Violence in New York State Practicing Registered Nurses
Abstract:
Horizontal Violence in New York State Practicing Registered Nurses
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Sellers, Kathleen, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:State University of New York Institute of Technology
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Linda Millenbach, PhD, RN; Kathleen Dibble, MS
21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: This descriptive study examined the degree of horizontal violence (HV) amongst registered nurses (RN's) practicing in New York State (NYS). Nurses' knowledge of HV, the degree that they have encountered HV and been perpetrators of HV was the goal of the project with the intent of enhancing recognition of this phenomenon. Methods: Transformational leadership theory guided this study. HV is deeply entrenched in nursing's culture. Moving towards an embedded culture based on transformational leadership that is mutually beneficial to leaders and followers requires change that eliminates HV. This requires baseline data of current prevalence. A convenience sample of practicing NYS RN's  completed demographic information and Briles' Sabotage Savvy Questionnaire, a validated tool. Results: Preliminary results demonstrate that for this sample of 844 RN's knowledge of, and experience with HV victimization and acting as perpetrators of HV was below the mean. Expected to do others work, being reprimanded in front of others and not being acknowledged for work were some of the most common manifestations of HV, occurring every 1-2 months for a majority of responders. Being consistently criticized occurred several/3-4 times per year, for many. The majority of responders stated their personal experience with being victims of HV was manifested by talking ceasing upon their arrival. Most responders did not identify themselves as perpetrators. Conclusion:  While not well researched in the United States, international scientific evidence has established HV as prevalent in the nursing profession.  Consistent with  theoretical literature, results suggest that HV is so engrained in nursing's organizational culture that it is not recognized; until a phenomenon is recognized and named little can be done to alter it. Dissemination of study findings allows for increased recognition of the phenomenon in the profession; creating opportunities to stimulate action research to evaluate organizational strategies that obliterate HV from nursing's organizational culture.
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.titleHorizontal Violence in New York State Practicing Registered Nursesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154017-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Horizontal Violence in New York State Practicing Registered Nurses</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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Sellers, Kathleen, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">State University of New York Institute of Technology</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sellerk@sunyit.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Linda Millenbach, PhD, RN; Kathleen Dibble, MS</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: This descriptive study examined the degree of horizontal violence (HV) amongst registered nurses (RN's) practicing in New York State (NYS). Nurses' knowledge of HV, the degree that they have encountered HV and been perpetrators of HV was the goal of the project with the intent of enhancing recognition of this phenomenon. Methods: Transformational leadership theory guided this study. HV is deeply entrenched in nursing's culture. Moving towards an embedded culture based on transformational leadership that is mutually beneficial to leaders and followers requires change that eliminates HV. This requires baseline data of current prevalence. A convenience sample of practicing NYS RN's&nbsp; completed demographic information and Briles' Sabotage Savvy Questionnaire, a validated tool. Results: Preliminary results demonstrate that for this sample of 844 RN's knowledge of, and experience with HV victimization and acting as perpetrators of HV was below the mean. Expected to do others work, being reprimanded in front of others and not being acknowledged for work were some of the most common manifestations of HV, occurring every 1-2 months for a majority of responders. Being consistently criticized occurred several/3-4 times per year, for many. The majority of responders stated their personal experience with being victims of HV was manifested by talking ceasing upon their arrival. Most responders did not identify themselves as perpetrators. Conclusion: &nbsp;While not well researched in the United States, international scientific evidence has established HV as prevalent in the nursing profession. &nbsp;Consistent with&nbsp; theoretical literature, results suggest that HV is so engrained in nursing's organizational culture that it is not recognized; until a phenomenon is recognized and named little can be done to alter it. Dissemination of study findings allows for increased recognition of the phenomenon in the profession; creating opportunities to stimulate action research to evaluate organizational strategies that obliterate HV from nursing's organizational culture.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:40:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:40:56Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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