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Part 1: The influence of personal and situational predictors on nurses' aspirations to management roles: preliminary findings of a national survey of Canadian nurses

Laschinger, Heather K. Spence, Wong, Carol A., MacDonald-Rencz, Sandra, Burkoski, Vanessa, Cummings, Greta, D'Amour, Danielle, Grinspun, Doris, Gurnham, Mary-Ellen, Huckstep, Sherri, Leiter, Michael, Perkin, Karen, MacPhee, Maura, Matthews, Sue, O'Brien-Pallas, Linda, Ritchie, Judith, Ruffolo, Maurio, Vincent, Leslie, Wilk, Piotr, Almost, Joan, Purdy, Nancy, Daniels, Frieda and Grau, Ashley 2013, Part 1: The influence of personal and situational predictors on nurses' aspirations to management roles: preliminary findings of a national survey of Canadian nurses, Journal of nursing management, vol. 21, no. 2, Special issue: patient safety management in the health services, pp. 217-230, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2834.2012.01452.x.

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Title Part 1: The influence of personal and situational predictors on nurses' aspirations to management roles: preliminary findings of a national survey of Canadian nurses
Author(s) Laschinger, Heather K. Spence
Wong, Carol A.
MacDonald-Rencz, Sandra
Burkoski, Vanessa
Cummings, Greta
D'Amour, Danielle
Grinspun, Doris
Gurnham, Mary-Ellen
Huckstep, Sherri
Leiter, MichaelORCID iD for Leiter, Michael orcid.org/0000-0001-5680-0363
Perkin, Karen
MacPhee, Maura
Matthews, Sue
O'Brien-Pallas, Linda
Ritchie, Judith
Ruffolo, Maurio
Vincent, Leslie
Wilk, Piotr
Almost, Joan
Purdy, Nancy
Daniels, Frieda
Grau, Ashley
Journal name Journal of nursing management
Volume number 21
Issue number 2
Season Special issue: patient safety management in the health services
Start page 217
End page 230
Total pages 14
Publisher Wiley
Place of publication Chichester, Eng.
Publication date 2013-03
ISSN 0966-0429
1365-2834
Keyword(s) career aspirations
leadership
nursing
retention
Adult
Aspirations (Psychology)
Canada
Career Choice
Career Mobility
Cross-Sectional Studies
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Nurse Administrators
Personnel Selection
Summary AIM: To examine the influence of personal and situational factors on direct-care nurses' interests in pursuing nursing management roles.

BACKGROUND: Nursing managers are ageing and nurses do not appear to be interested in nursing management roles, raising concerns about a nursing leadership shortage in the next decade. Little research has focused on factors influencing nurses' career aspirations to nursing management roles.

METHODS: A national survey of nurses from nine Canadian provinces was conducted (n = 1241). Multiple regression was used to test a model of personal and situational predictors of nurses' career aspirations to management roles.

RESULTS: Twenty-four per cent of nurses expressed interest in pursuing nursing management roles. Personal and situational factors explained 60.2% of nurses' aspirations to management roles. Age, educational preparation, feasibility of further education, leadership self-efficacy, career motivation, and opportunity to motivate others were the strongest predictors of aspirations for management roles.

CONCLUSIONS: Personal factors were more strongly associated with career aspirations than situational factors. There is a steady decline in interest in management roles with increasing age.

IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING MANAGEMENT: Nursing leadership training to develop leadership self-efficacy (particularly for younger nurses) and organizational support for pursuing advanced education may encourage nurses to pursue nursing management roles.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2834.2012.01452.x
Field of Research 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
1110 Nursing
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2012, Blackwell
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30089749

Document type: Journal Article
Collections: Faculty of Health
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