Nursing unit managers, staff retention and the work environment

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dc.contributor.author Duffield, CM
dc.contributor.author Roche, MA
dc.contributor.author Blay, N
dc.contributor.author Stasa, H
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-10T06:09:21Z
dc.date.issued 2011-01
dc.identifier.citation Journal Of Clinical Nursing, 2011, 20 (1-2), pp. 23 - 33
dc.identifier.issn 0962-1067
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/16997
dc.description.abstract Aim and objective. This paper examined the impact of leadership characteristics of nursing unit managers, as perceived by staff nurses, on staff satisfaction and retention. Background. A positive work environment will increase levels of job satisfaction and staff retention. Nurse leaders play a critical role in creating a positive work environment. Important leadership characteristics of the front-line nurse manager include visibility, accessibility, consultation, recognition and support. Design. Secondary analysis of data collected on 94 randomly selected wards in 21 public hospitals across two Australian states between 20042006. Methods. All nurses (n = 2488, 80·3% response rate) on the selected wards were asked to complete a survey that included the 49-item Nursing Work Index-Revised [NWI-R] together with measures of job satisfaction, satisfaction with nursing and intention to leave. Subscales of the NWI-R were calculated. Leadership, the domain of interest, consisted of 12 items. Wards were divided into those reporting either positive or negative leadership. Data were analysed at the nurse level using spss version 16.
dc.publisher Blackwell Publishing Ltd
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2010.03478.x
dc.subject * leadership, * nursing unit managers, * staff retention, * work environment, Nursing
dc.subject * leadership; * nursing unit managers; * staff retention; * work environment; Nursing
dc.title Nursing unit managers, staff retention and the work environment
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Journal Of Clinical Nursing
dc.journal.volume 1-2
dc.journal.volume 20
dc.journal.number 1-2 en_US
dc.publocation Oxford, UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 23 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 33 en_US
dc.cauo.name FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1110 Nursing
dc.personcode 840194 en_US
dc.personcode 030731 en_US
dc.personcode 10663351 en_US
dc.personcode 107580 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Nursing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords * leadership; * nursing unit managers; * staff retention; * work environment en_US
dc.description.keywords NA
dc.description.keywords * leadership
dc.description.keywords * nursing unit managers
dc.description.keywords * staff retention
dc.description.keywords * work environment
dc.staffid en_US
dc.staffid 107580 en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Services and Practice Research
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Students


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