Nursing Leadership

Nursing Leadership 17(4) November 2004 : 88-105.doi:10.12927/cjnl.2004.17020
Research Leadership

Predictors of Nurse Managers' Health in Canadian Restructured Healthcare Settings

Heather K. Spence Laschinger, Joan Almost, Nancy Purdy and Julia Kim


Although nursing leadership roles have been greatly transformed as a result of dramatic changes within healthcare over the past decade, there is little research on the nature of nurse manager work life in current work environments. The purpose of this study was to test a theoretical model derived from Kanter's theory of organizational empowerment: linking nurse managers' perceptions of structural and psychological empowerment to burnout, job satisfaction and physical and mental health. A descriptive, correlational design was used in a sample of 286 first-line (n=202) and middle-level (n=84) hospital-based nurse managers obtained from a provincial registry.



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