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

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posted on 01.01.2003, 00:00 authored by Kathleen Moore, David MellorDavid Mellor
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.

History

Journal

International journal of public administration

Volume

26

Issue

14

Pagination

1621 - 1636

Publisher

Marcel Dekker Inc

Location

New York, N.Y.

ISSN

0190-0692

eISSN

1532-4265

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2003, by Marcel Dekker, Inc.