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Title: Nursing morale: Predictive variables among a sample of Registered Nurses in Australia
Contributor(s): Day, Gary Evan (author); Minichiello, Victor  (author); Madison, Jeanne  (author)
Publication Date: 2007
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2834.2007.00680.x
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Abstract: This study investigates the determinants of morale among Registered Nurses in Queensland, Australia. Background In light of the public discussions on the issues facing the future of nursing, it is critical to understand the factors that influence morale. Methods A 160-question instrument sought information from Registered Nurses on their perceptions of 'self', work and morale. A response rate of 41% was achieved (n = 343) from a convenience sample of three acute hospitals. Results following binary logistic regression modelling for organizational morale, significant relationships were found with patient care provision and team interaction. Binary logistic regression modelling for personal morale revealed positive relationships with team interaction, consultation, professional recognition and lower levels of patient abuse. Conclusion The results point to a number of organizational and professional issues that can be considered by health care administrators and policy makers to develop workplaces that have a positive impact on the morale of nurses.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Journal of Nursing Management, 15(3), p. 274-284
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 0966-0429
Field of Research (FOR): 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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