Title

Decisional involvement: staff nurse and nurse manager perceptions

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

3-1-2011

NLM Title Abbreviation

West J Nurs Res

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Western journal of nursing research

PubMed ID

20716648

DOI of Published Version

10.1177/0193945910378853

Abstract

Enhancing involvement in organizational decisions is one strategy to improve the work environment of registered nurses and to increase their recruitment and retention. Little is known about the type of decision making and the level of involvement nurses desire. This was a descriptive study exploring staff nurse and nurse manager ratings of actual and preferred decisional involvement and differences between staff nurses and nurse managers. A sample of 320 RNs from a Midwestern health care network was surveyed using the Decisional Involvement Scale. Nurse managers and staff nurses had statistically significant differences in their perceptions of who was involved in actual decision making in the areas of unit governance and leadership and collaboration or liaison activities. There were statistically significant differences in preferred decisional involvement between staff nurses and nurse managers in the overall DIS scale and the subscales of unit governance and leadership and quality of support staff practice.

Keywords

Decision Making, Organizational, Nurse Administrators/psychology, Nursing Staff, Hospital/psychology

Published Article/Book Citation

Western journal of nursing research, 33:2 (2011) pp.161-179. DOI:10.1177/0193945910378853.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/1236