The Relationships Among Nurses' Perceived Empowerment, Job Involvement, and Job Satisfaction

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304304
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Relationships Among Nurses' Perceived Empowerment, Job Involvement, and Job Satisfaction
Author(s):
Chang, Shu-Kuei; Chen, Yao-Mei
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Pi
Author Details:
Shu-Kuei Chang, RN, kueij.c1114@msa.hinet.net; Yao-Mei Chen, PhD, RN;
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013, Monday, July 22, 2013

Purpose:

Creating positive work environment has been the top priority in nursing administration due to the challenging healthcare system in Taiwan. Nursing researchers have tried to increase nurses’ job satisfaction by multiple strategies. This study aimed to investigate the relationships amongst perceived empowerment, job involvement, and job satisfaction of hospital nurses, after controlling for personal characteristics.

Methods:

This descriptive correlational study employed a cross-sectional design. A probability sample of 577 nurses who with a response rate of 96.2%, were working in a medical center and in two regional hospitals in Southern Taiwan agreed to participate in this study. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data. 

Results:

Nurses perceived empowerment, job involvement, job satisfaction were at the medium level (61%, 61.6%, 67.8%, respectively).Perceived empowerment was higher at nurses with higher clinical ladder and who participated in unit affairs. Job involvement was higher at nurses who were older than 31 years old and had longer tenure. Job satisfaction was higher at nurses who were married and had worked for more than seven years. After controlling for the personal characteristics, the hierarchical regression analysis showed that perceived empowerment, job involvement significantly predicted job satisfaction. Their explained variance was 33.7% from nurses’ perceived empowerment and 4.0% from job involvement. Perceived empowerment remained the best predictor of job satisfaction.

Conclusion:

The results of this study suggested that the hospital administrators and nurse managers should employ strategies to improve nurses’ perceived empowerment. A positive work environment that promotes autonomy should support for professional development and allow nurses to expand their functioning roles at work. Further research should be placed on the work environment factors (e.g. stress and workload) to clarify the reasons for low explained variance of job satisfaction from job involvement.

Keywords:
empowerment; job satisfaction; job involvement
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
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.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Relationships Among Nurses' Perceived Empowerment, Job Involvement, and Job Satisfactionen_GB
dc.contributor.authorChang, Shu-Kueien_GB
dc.contributor.authorChen, Yao-Meien_GB
dc.contributor.departmentPien_GB
dc.author.detailsShu-Kuei Chang, RN, kueij.c1114@msa.hinet.net; Yao-Mei Chen, PhD, RN;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304304-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013, Monday, July 22, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> <p>Creating positive work environment has been the top priority in nursing administration due to the challenging healthcare system in Taiwan. Nursing researchers have tried to increase nurses’ job satisfaction by multiple strategies. This study aimed to investigate the relationships amongst perceived empowerment, job involvement, and job satisfaction of hospital nurses, after controlling for personal characteristics. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>This descriptive correlational study employed a cross-sectional design. A probability sample of 577 nurses who with a response rate of 96.2%, were working in a medical center and in two regional hospitals in Southern Taiwan agreed to participate in this study. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data.  <p><b>Results: </b> <p>Nurses perceived empowerment, job involvement, job satisfaction were at the medium level (61%, 61.6%, 67.8%, respectively).Perceived empowerment was higher at nurses with higher clinical ladder and who participated in unit affairs. Job involvement was higher at nurses who were older than 31 years old and had longer tenure. Job satisfaction was higher at nurses who were married and had worked for more than seven years. After controlling for the personal characteristics, the hierarchical regression analysis showed that perceived empowerment, job involvement significantly predicted job satisfaction. Their explained variance was 33.7% from nurses’ perceived empowerment and 4.0% from job involvement. Perceived empowerment remained the best predictor of job satisfaction. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>The results of this study suggested that the hospital administrators and nurse managers should employ strategies to improve nurses’ perceived empowerment. A positive work environment that promotes autonomy should support for professional development and allow nurses to expand their functioning roles at work. Further research should be placed on the work environment factors (e.g. stress and workload) to clarify the reasons for low explained variance of job satisfaction from job involvement.en_GB
dc.subjectempowermenten_GB
dc.subjectjob satisfactionen_GB
dc.subjectjob involvementen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:33:11Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:33:11Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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