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dc.contributor.authorBrunetto, Yvonneen_US
dc.contributor.authorFarr-Wharton, Roden_US
dc.contributor.authorShacklock, Kateen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T10:22:52Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T10:22:52Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2013-05-30T01:31:18Z
dc.identifier.issn10376178en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.5172/conu.2011.39.2.227en_US
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.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publishereContent Management Pty Ltden_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom227en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto239en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalContemporary Nurseen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume39en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman Resources Managementen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150305en_US
dc.titleSupervisor-subordinate communication relationships, role ambiguity, autonomy and affective commitment for nursesen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 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.en_US
gro.date.issued2011
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