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Applying a work design model to employee outcomes for aged care nurses


Rodwell, J and Martin, A and Demir, D, Applying a work design model to employee outcomes for aged care nurses, Proceedings of the 2012 ANZAM Conference, 5-7 December 2012, Perth, pp. 1-13. (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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The work attitudes and psychological wellbeing of nurses are important factors impacting on the aged care workforce. Using survey data from 222 aged care nurses, regression analyses tested a range of work environment variables from the job demand-control-support (JDCS) model and organizational justice variables on satisfaction and wellbeing. The JDCS components in the work design model were particularly predictive. The contributions of informational and interpersonal justice, along with the main and interaction effects of supervisor support, highlight the centrality of the supervisor for aged care nurses. Work design variables have utility beyond predicting stress to the key work attitude of job satisfaction for aged care nurses, suggesting further avenues of research for the retention of nurses and improved patient care.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Human resources and industrial relations
Research Field:Human resources management
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in commerce, management, tourism and services
UTAS Author:Martin, A (Professor Angela Martin)
ID Code:85312
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Management
Deposited On:2013-06-26
Last Modified:2014-11-11
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