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dc.contributor.authorBrunetto, Yvonne
dc.contributor.authorFarr-Wharton, Rod
dc.contributor.authorShacklock, Kate
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:15:25Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:15:25Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.date.modified2013-05-30T01:31:18Z
dc.identifier.issn10376178
dc.identifier.doi10.5172/conu.2011.39.2.227
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/42429
dc.description.abstractAim: This paper examined nurses' levels of satisfaction with their supervisor-subordinate communication relationships on their level of role ambiguity (in relation to their supervisors) and their resultant perceptions of autonomy and in turn, affective commitment Methods: A survey of 900 nurses working in private sector hospitals in Australia was used to collect data. Results: The combined effects of supervisor-nurse communication relationships, nurses' role ambiguity in relation to their supervisors plus nurses' resultant perceptions of autonomy, definitely influenced nurses' level of affective commitment. Also, nurses were somewhat dissatisfied with their communication relationships with their supervisors, experienced role ambiguity, reported being only a little autonomous, and were subsequently only somewhat committed to their hospitals. Contribution: The findings contribute to addressing nurse retention challenges by identifying factors affecting nurses' organisational commitment. Not only will nurses be more productive (with less supervisor ambiguity), but high quality NUM-nurse communication relationships are also likely to enhance perceptions of autonomy and thereby, encourage nurses' commitment to their organisation and intention to remain. Implications: These results raise the question as to whether the present management practices are ideal for retaining nurses who are in short supply in many Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publishereContent Management Pty Ltd
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom227
dc.relation.ispartofpageto239
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalContemporary Nurse
dc.relation.ispartofvolume39
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman Resources Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150305
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1110
dc.titleSupervisor-subordinate communication relationships, role ambiguity, autonomy and affective commitment for nurses
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.rights.copyright© 2011 e-Content Management Pty Ltd. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal website for access to the definitive, published version.
gro.date.issued2011
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorShacklock, Kate H.


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