Factors Affecting the Service Attitude of Male Nurses in Taiwan: A Structural Equation Model

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155043
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Factors Affecting the Service Attitude of Male Nurses in Taiwan: A Structural Equation Model
Abstract:
Factors Affecting the Service Attitude of Male Nurses in Taiwan: A Structural Equation Model
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Lou, Jiunn-Horng, MHS, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Jen-Teh Junior College of Medicine, Nursing, and Management
Title:Assistant Professor
21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: The shortage and mobility of nurses is a critical problem worldwide. Compared to female nurses, the number of male nurses is increasing, but it is still at a low proportion in the nursing population. Therefore, the increase of number of male nurses and the improvement of nursing service quality are becoming important recently. The purpose of this study was to test a model with factors affecting service attitude in male nurses in Taiwan. We proposed a structural equation model where the relationships between self-esteem, job adjustment, and service attitude were explored. Under the assumptions that male nurses' self-esteem and job adjustment positively influence their service attitude, the model was validated by structural equation model. Methods: 284 male nurses were selected with convenience sampling by a cross-sectional survey design. Structural equation modeling was used to analyze the data. Results: The results revealed that the postulated model fits the data from this study well. Self-esteem did not significantly predict service attitude. Job adjustment significantly predicts service attitude. Furthermore, our findings show that job adjustment has a positive and direct effect on the service attitude of male nurses. Male nurses who perceived higher job adjustment had a better service attitude. Conclusion: In this study, we demonstrated the importance of job adjustment in relation to the service attitudes of male nurses. The current study provides support for the idea that job adjustment is directly linked to service attitude. However, self-esteem was not directly linked to the service attitudes of male nurses. Our results suggest that nurse managers must increase male nurses' job adjustments to improve their service attitudes.
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.titleFactors Affecting the Service Attitude of Male Nurses in Taiwan: A Structural Equation Modelen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155043-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Factors Affecting the Service Attitude of Male Nurses in Taiwan: A Structural Equation Model</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">Lou, Jiunn-Horng, MHS, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Jen-Teh Junior College of Medicine, Nursing, and Management</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">stujhl@gmail.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: The shortage and mobility of nurses is a critical problem worldwide. Compared to female nurses, the number of male nurses is increasing, but it is still at a low proportion in the nursing population. Therefore, the increase of number of male nurses and the improvement of nursing service quality are becoming important recently. The purpose of this study was to test a model with factors affecting service attitude in male nurses in Taiwan. We proposed a structural equation model where the relationships between self-esteem, job adjustment, and service attitude were explored. Under the assumptions that male nurses' self-esteem and job adjustment positively influence their service attitude, the model was validated by structural equation model. Methods: 284 male nurses were selected with convenience sampling by a cross-sectional survey design. Structural equation modeling was used to analyze the data. Results: The results revealed that the postulated model fits the data from this study well. Self-esteem did not significantly predict service attitude. Job adjustment significantly predicts service attitude. Furthermore, our findings show that job adjustment has a positive and direct effect on the service attitude of male nurses. Male nurses who perceived higher job adjustment had a better service attitude. Conclusion: In this study, we demonstrated the importance of job adjustment in relation to the service attitudes of male nurses. The current study provides support for the idea that job adjustment is directly linked to service attitude. However, self-esteem was not directly linked to the service attitudes of male nurses. Our results suggest that nurse managers must increase male nurses' job adjustments to improve their service attitudes.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:29:21Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:29:21Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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