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ICHRN Knowledge Library
  • Date
    2006-11-26
  • Title
    A Longitudinal Analysis of the Impact of Workplace Empowerment on Work Satisfaction
  • Journal

  • Publisher
    John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Journal of Organizational Behavior
  • Year
    2004
  • Author
    Laschinger H K S, Finegan J, Shamian J and Wilk P
  • Description
    [Excerpt from publisher] A longitudinal predictive design was used to test a model linking changes in structural and psychological empowerment to changes in job satisfaction. Structural equation modeling analyses revealed a good fit of the data from 185 randomly selected staff nurses to the hypothesized model. Changes in perceived structural empowerment had direct effects on changes in psychological empowerment and job satisfaction. Changes in psychological empowerment did not explain additional variance in job satisfaction beyond that explained by structural empowerment. The results suggest that fostering environments that enhance perceptions of empowerment can have enduring positive effects on employees.
  • Categories
    Nursing Human Resources Management, Work Environment
  • Keywords
    job satisfaction; empowerment; nurses; organizational culture
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