Comparing Supervisor-Subordinate Relationships on Public and Private Sector Nurses' Commitment

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Title Comparing Supervisor-Subordinate Relationships on Public and Private Sector Nurses' Commitment
Author Shacklock, Kate Herring; Brunetto, Yvonne; Farr-Wharton, Rodney S.
Publication Title 2009 Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings
Editor Susan Jackson; Anne Tsui
Year Published 2009
Place of publication Washington
Publisher Academy of Management
Abstract This paper used Social Exchange Theory as a lens for comparing the impact of the supervisor-subordinate relationship on public and private nurses' perceptions of autonomy and affective commitment. Many OECD countries are experiencing nurse shortages and this theoretical framework proved insightful into factors contributing to turnover. The findings suggest that private sector nurses are significantly more satisfied with their supervision, enjoy greater autonomy and are more committed to their organisations. However, both groups were only slightly satisfied with their supervisor-subordinate relationships, implying that present management practices are not ideal for promoting effective workplace relationships. Implications for healthcare management are discussed.
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Conference name 2009 Academy of Management Annual Meeting
Location Chicago
Date From 2009-08-07
Date To 2009-08-11
Date Accessioned 2010-02-24
Date Available 2010-05-24T06:38:30Z
Language en_AU
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Human Resources Management
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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