Supervisor-nurse relationships, training, empowerment and patient role ambiguity for nurses: Australia and England

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Title Supervisor-nurse relationships, training, empowerment and patient role ambiguity for nurses: Australia and England
Author Brunetto, Yvonne; Farr-Wharton, Rodney; Shacklock, Kate Herring
Publication Title Proceedings of the 25th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference
Editor Werner Soontiens
Year Published 2011
Place of publication Australia
Publisher ANZAM
Abstract This paper uses a Leader-Member Exchange theoretical framework to first, examine the impact of the supervisor-subordinate relationship upon nurses’ satisfaction with training and perceptions of empowerment (as measured by self-determination, impact, competence and meaning), and then upon their role ambiguity in relation to patients. Second, we compared nurses’ experiences in Australia and in England. Using surveys, data were collected during 2008 and 2010 from 1335 hospital nurses (900 in Australia and 435 in England). Using path analysis, the findings identify that satisfaction with supervisor-nurse relationships and training, plus perceptions of empowerment, explain approximately a fifth of nurses’ patient role ambiguity.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.anzam.org/events/conference/
Copyright Statement Copyright 2011 Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the conference's website for access to the definitive, published version.
ISBN 978-1-877040-87-0
Conference name Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management
Location Wellington, NZ
Date From 2011-12-07
Date To 2011-12-09
Date Accessioned 2012-01-24; 2012-08-09T22:34:42Z
Date Available 2012-08-09T22:34:42Z
Research Centre Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Human Resources Management
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1a

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