Influences of Communication Satisfaction on Organizational Climate Subscales of Humanistic Thrust and Esprit

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161123
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Presentation
Title:
Influences of Communication Satisfaction on Organizational Climate Subscales of Humanistic Thrust and Esprit
Abstract:
Influences of Communication Satisfaction on Organizational Climate Subscales of Humanistic Thrust and Esprit
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2006
Author:Martin, Patricia, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Wright State University-Miami Valley
Title:Dean
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, OH, 45435, USA
Contact Telephone:937-775-3133
Co-Authors:David E. Uddin, PhD, Director
PURPOSE was to identify the relationship between organizational climate and communication satisfaction among acute care nurses. FRAMEWORK. Humanistic Thrust and Esprit are two of seven subscales comprising Organizational Climate as described by Martin et al (2004). Humanistic Thrust is how nurses perceive their leaders' constructive leadership behaviors. Esprit is how they perceive their peer work group's morale, where social needs are satisfied while enjoying a sense of accomplishment in their job. The definitions lead to the assumption that these constructs are tied closely to positive communication between the nurse and either the supervisor or peer work group. SUBJECTS. The sample consisted of 224 usable surveys completed by acute care nurses. The models were also tested in two additional samples. SETTING. An 800-bed Midwest not-for-profit teaching hospital had an RN workforce of approximately 1300. METHODS. A secondary data analysis used data from a multi-year study of nurses' perceptions of their work environment to examine the validity of two subscales in the Organizational Climate Questionnaire, Humanistic Thrust and Esprit. Martin's Organizational Climate Questionnaire and Cox's Communication Satisfaction Instrument were used. RESULTS. A significant canonical correlation procedure was followed by two regression procedures. The regression equation for Humanistic Thrust yielded an R-squared of 0.6164, including significant subscales of supervisor communication (p<0.0001), communication climate (p=0.0106), and personal feedback (p=.0266). The regression equation for Esprit yielded an R-squared of 0.3406, including significant subscales of communication climate (p<0.0001), peer communication (p<0.0008), and satisfaction with media quality (p=0.0246). CONCLUSIONS. Knowing what influences nurses' perception regarding their work group and supervisor is important to nurse administrators. In this time of nurse shortage, retention (an outcome of intent to stay) is an important consideration. Knowing the importance of communication satisfaction to these perceptions guides nurse administrators in prioritizing to maximize their influence on intent to stay.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleInfluences of Communication Satisfaction on Organizational Climate Subscales of Humanistic Thrust and Espriten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161123-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Influences of Communication Satisfaction on Organizational Climate Subscales of Humanistic Thrust and Esprit</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</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">Martin, Patricia, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Wright State University-Miami Valley</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Dean</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, OH, 45435, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">937-775-3133</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">patricia.martin@wright.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">David E. Uddin, PhD, Director</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">PURPOSE was to identify the relationship between organizational climate and communication satisfaction among acute care nurses. FRAMEWORK. Humanistic Thrust and Esprit are two of seven subscales comprising Organizational Climate as described by Martin et al (2004). Humanistic Thrust is how nurses perceive their leaders' constructive leadership behaviors. Esprit is how they perceive their peer work group's morale, where social needs are satisfied while enjoying a sense of accomplishment in their job. The definitions lead to the assumption that these constructs are tied closely to positive communication between the nurse and either the supervisor or peer work group. SUBJECTS. The sample consisted of 224 usable surveys completed by acute care nurses. The models were also tested in two additional samples. SETTING. An 800-bed Midwest not-for-profit teaching hospital had an RN workforce of approximately 1300. METHODS. A secondary data analysis used data from a multi-year study of nurses' perceptions of their work environment to examine the validity of two subscales in the Organizational Climate Questionnaire, Humanistic Thrust and Esprit. Martin's Organizational Climate Questionnaire and Cox's Communication Satisfaction Instrument were used. RESULTS. A significant canonical correlation procedure was followed by two regression procedures. The regression equation for Humanistic Thrust yielded an R-squared of 0.6164, including significant subscales of supervisor communication (p&lt;0.0001), communication climate (p=0.0106), and personal feedback (p=.0266). The regression equation for Esprit yielded an R-squared of 0.3406, including significant subscales of communication climate (p&lt;0.0001), peer communication (p&lt;0.0008), and satisfaction with media quality (p=0.0246). CONCLUSIONS. Knowing what influences nurses' perception regarding their work group and supervisor is important to nurse administrators. In this time of nurse shortage, retention (an outcome of intent to stay) is an important consideration. Knowing the importance of communication satisfaction to these perceptions guides nurse administrators in prioritizing to maximize their influence on intent to stay.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:16:16Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:16:16Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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