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Journal of Nursing Administration:
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e31824ccd25
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Moderators of the Negative Outcomes of Nurse Manager Stress

Kath, Lisa M. PhD; Stichler, Jaynelle F. DNSc, RN, FACHE, FAAN; Ehrhart, Mark G. PhD

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Abstract

Objective: The objective of this study was to examine moderators of the negative effects of nurse managers’ stress.

Background: Nurse managers have important and stressful jobs. Stress affects outcomes such as job satisfaction and intent to quit.

Methods: A quantitative, cross-sectional survey design was used to obtain a convenience sample to examine which factors buffered negative effects of stress.

Results: Nurse managers reported high levels of stress, although stress decreased with age. Autonomy was the most effective buffer, followed by social support and predictability.

Conclusions: Nurse managers should be offered autonomy and encouraged to seek support from supervisors and coworkers to reduce the negative effects of stress.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

 

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