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Maleki MR, Gohari MR, Ghorbanian A. Relationship between Structural Empowering and Nurses’ Readiness for Change. IJN. 2012; 25 (76) :10-18
URL: http://ijn.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1263-en.html

PhD. Candidate of Health Care Management, School of Management and Medical Information, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Fars, Iran.(*Corresponding Author) Tell: 09139598029 , Email: azimehghorbanian@gmail.com
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  Background & Aim: People are the focus of all changes in organizations. Therefore, their readiness for change is among most important factors in current organizations . Empowerment enables employees to deal with the problems and threats with endurance and flexibility . The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between structural empowerment with nurses’ readiness for change.

  Material & Methods: It was a descriptive correlational study. One hundred and thirty nurses working in Hasheminejad hospital in Tehran were recruited by simple random sampling. Data related to people’s readiness for change, and structural empowering was collected by means of Pankern Han et al. (1998) tool and Conditions of Work Effectiveness Questionnaire- ıı (CWEQ-ıı) respectively. Data was analyzed using Spearman correlation test and multivariate linear regression analysis by means of SPSS-PC (v. 16).

  Results: There was a significant positive relationship between structural empowerment and nurses’ readiness for change (P≤ 0.01). Nurses’ access to opportunity had a significant statistical effect on their readiness for change (P≤ 0.001).

  Conclusion: Nurses’ readiness for change will increase if structural empowering constructs implemented in this hospital. It is recommended that planners and decision makers provide nurses with new knowledge and skills and give them the opportunity for doing challenging works so they can promote their readiness for change while empowerment of employees .

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: nursing
Received: 2012/07/8 | Accepted: 2014/08/25 | Published: 2014/08/25

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