The role of management consultation, support, and coping on nurses` health during the stress of restructuring

Moore, Kathleen A. and Mellor, David J. 2003, The role of management consultation, support, and coping on nurses` health during the stress of restructuring, International journal of public administration, vol. 26, no. 14, pp. 1621-1636.

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Title The role of management consultation, support, and coping on nurses` health during the stress of restructuring
Author(s) Moore, Kathleen A.
Mellor, David J.
Journal name International journal of public administration
Volume number 26
Issue number 14
Start page 1621
End page 1636
Publisher Marcel Dekker Inc
Place of publication New York, N.Y.
Publication date 2003-01
ISSN 0190-0692
1532-4265
Keyword(s) nurses
restructuring
stress
coping
communication
Summary This study examined the impact of hospital restructuring moves on a sample of Australian nurses' health. The role of organizational support, assessed via levels of consultation with staff, social support, and nurses coping were examined as further contributors or mediators of the relationship between the impact of restructuring and nurses' health. Data from 201 hospital nurses indicated that the factors in the model explained 41% of the variance in nurses' health. “Top-down” communication style by management contributed negatively to nurses' health and increased their perceptions of the impact of restructuring. Support from peers, supervisors, and family together with seeing the demands of impact of restructuring as a challenge, contributed positively to nurses' health and reduced the level of avoidance strategies used. The implications of these findings are discussed.
Language eng
Field of Research 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2003, by Marcel Dekker, Inc.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30002283

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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