Volume 16, Issue 36 (Winter 2004)                   IJN 2004, 16(36): 34-39 | Back to browse issues page


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F. Homayouni, F. Dabbaghi, E. Jafar Jalal, F. Hosseini. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN NURSES' PERCEPTION OF THEIR HEAD NURSES' EMPOWERING BEHAVIORS AND THEIR OWN WORK EMPOWERMENT IN TEACHING HOSPITALS OF KHORRAM ABAD, 2003. IJN. 2004; 16 (36) :34-39
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Powerlessness has become endemic among most nurses in their work settings. It may be the result of inappropriate distribution of power in hospitals, allocating power to only a few at the top of hospital hierarchy imposing it. Determining the relationship between nurses' perception of their head nurses' empowering behaviors and their own work empowerment, a correlational study with contribution of 132 licensed nurses was carried on, in which nurses perceptions were measured by two self-report questionnaires. The results indicated that nurses obtained a moderate score in Leader Empowering Behavior (LEB). scale ( =3.78 1.71) and also in Conditions of Work Effectiveness Questionnaires (C.W.E.Q) ( =15.15 4.2). Also a relatively strong statistically significant relation between the two major variables of the study was identified (rs=0.518, p<0.0001). So, it can be revealed that organizational managers have important roles in increasing work effectiveness through facilitating employees' access to empowerment structures at work settings. Broader surveys on empowerment in nursing and other health care professions are suggested.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: nursing
Received: 2006/12/26

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