Factors influencing job valuation: a comparative study of critical care and non-critical care nurses

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Title Factors influencing job valuation: a comparative study of critical care and non-critical care nurses
Author Chaboyer, Wendy; Najman, Jake; Dunn, Sandra
Journal Name International Journal of Nursing Studies
Editor Jennifer Wilson-Barnett
Year Published 2001
Place of publication UK
Publisher Pergamon
Abstract This study sought to identify the relationship between three predictor variables, perceived collaboration with medical staff, autonomy and independent actions and an outcome, the value hospital nurses placed on their work. In total 189 critical care and 366 non-critical care nurses completed a mailed survey. Critical care nurses perceived themselves to have a more collaborative relationship with the medical staff, described performing actions independent of medical orders more frequently and perceived their jobs to have more value than non-critical care nurses. However the latter group perceived themselves to have more autonomy in their work. Within both groups collaboration and autonomy were significantly, but weak to moderately correlated with job valuation. Simply expanding the work hospital nurses do is unlikely to result in nurses valuing their jobs more, however promoting an environment of respect and sharing between the medical and nursing staff and supporting nurses when they act in an autonomous fashion may positively influence nurses' perceptions of their work.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/266/description#description
Copyright Statement Copyright 2001 Elsevier : Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher : This journal is available online - use hypertext links.
Volume 38
Edition 2001
Page from 153
Page to 161
ISSN 0020-7489
Date Accessioned 2002-04-09
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Health Practice Innovation; Griffith Health Institute
Subject Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/3953
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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