Exploring the Relationship Between Organizational Culture in Schools of Nursing and Perceived Psychological and Structural Empowerment Among Academic Nursing Faculty Members

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304221
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Exploring the Relationship Between Organizational Culture in Schools of Nursing and Perceived Psychological and Structural Empowerment Among Academic Nursing Faculty Members
Author(s):
Singh, Mina D.; Pilkington, F. Beryl; Purdy, Nancy; Patrick, Linda J.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Pi
Author Details:
Mina D. Singh, PhD, RN, minsingh@yorku.ca; F. Beryl Pilkington, PhD; Nancy Purdy, RN, PhD; Linda J. Patrick, RN, BScN, MA, MSc, PhD;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013

Purpose:

Enrollment levels in undergraduate and graduate programs are increasing in response to current and anticipated nursing shortages, at the same time nursing schools are experiencing faculty shortages due to retirement and therefore are trying to recruit new faculty. These conditions mean'that'newly'hired faculty are at increased risk for burnout and stress due to environmental factors such as lack of support/resources and a heavy workload of teaching, service, and research in a highly competitive environment. Research suggests empowerment increase organizations' power and effectiveness . Research also suggests mentorship programs are a strategy to provide support to pre-tenure faculty . Given this context, this study seeks to understand the characteristics of the academic work environments that support pre-tenure faculty with successful role integration as scholars. How do organizational culture and the perceived level of psychological and structural empowerment associated with one's work environment impact nursing faculty in their work lives.

Methods:

This study uses a mixed methods design which includes a national survey on organizational culture, and psychological and structural environment in terms of empowering workplaces, followed by optional telephone interviews. The sample includes nursing faculty who have been employed in either a tenure or a tenure track position in Canada for 5 years or less. A mentoring intervention will be developed from the results and will be tested.

Results:

Findings will be discussed using empowerment theory 'as a framework. The association between organizational commitment, structural empowerment and psychological empowerment will be discussed

Conclusion:

Strategies to promote empowerment and mentorship in nursing faculty will be recommended.

Keywords:
empowerment; work environment; nursing academia
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryAbstracten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleExploring the Relationship Between Organizational Culture in Schools of Nursing and Perceived Psychological and Structural Empowerment Among Academic Nursing Faculty Membersen
dc.contributor.authorSingh, Mina D.en
dc.contributor.authorPilkington, F. Berylen
dc.contributor.authorPurdy, Nancyen
dc.contributor.authorPatrick, Linda J.en
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Pien
dc.author.detailsMina D. Singh, PhD, RN, minsingh@yorku.ca; F. Beryl Pilkington, PhD; Nancy Purdy, RN, PhD; Linda J. Patrick, RN, BScN, MA, MSc, PhD;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304221-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> <p>Enrollment levels in undergraduate and graduate programs are increasing in response to current and anticipated nursing shortages, at the same time nursing schools are experiencing faculty shortages due to retirement and therefore are trying to recruit new faculty. These conditions mean'that'newly'hired faculty are at increased risk for burnout and stress due to environmental factors such as lack of support/resources and a heavy workload of teaching, service, and research in a highly competitive environment. Research suggests empowerment increase organizations' power and effectiveness . Research also suggests mentorship programs are a strategy to provide support to pre-tenure faculty . Given this context, this study seeks to understand the characteristics of the academic work environments that support pre-tenure faculty with successful role integration as scholars. How do organizational culture and the perceived level of psychological and structural empowerment associated with one's work environment impact nursing faculty in their work lives. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>This study uses a mixed methods design which includes a national survey on organizational culture, and psychological and structural environment in terms of empowering workplaces, followed by optional telephone interviews. The sample includes nursing faculty who have been employed in either a tenure or a tenure track position in Canada for 5 years or less. A mentoring intervention will be developed from the results and will be tested. <p><b>Results: </b> <p>Findings will be discussed using empowerment theory 'as a framework. The association between organizational commitment, structural empowerment and psychological empowerment will be discussed <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>Strategies to promote empowerment and mentorship in nursing faculty will be recommended.en
dc.subjectempowermenten
dc.subjectwork environmenten
dc.subjectnursing academiaen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:31:29Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:31:29Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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