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Health Care Management Review:

The Impact of Workplace Empowerment, Organizational Trust on Staff Nurses' Work Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment

Spence Laschinger, Heather K.; Finegan, Joan; Shamian, Judith

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A predictive, nonexperimental design was used to test Kanter's1 work empowerment theory in a random sample of 412 staff nurses selected from the professional registry list of a central Canadian province. Kanter argues that work environments that provide access to information, support, resources, and opportunity to learn and develop are empowering and influence employee work attitudes, productivity, and organizational effectiveness. Test results suggest that fostering environments that enhance perceptions of empowerment will have positive effects on organizational members and increase organizational effectiveness.

Copyright © 2001 by Aspen Publishers, Inc.


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