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    Inductions buffer nurses’ job stress, health and organizational commitment

    Kamau, Caroline and Medisauskaite, A. and Lopes, B. (2015) Inductions buffer nurses’ job stress, health and organizational commitment. Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health 70 (6), ISSN 1933-8244.

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    Abstract

    Nurses suffer disproportionate levels of stress and are at risk of sickness-absence and turnover intentions but there is a lack of research clarifying preventions. This study investigated the impact of inductions (job preparation courses) about mental health for nurses’ job stress, general health and organizational commitment. Data from 6,656 nurses were analyzed using structural equation modeling (SEM), showing that mental health inductions increase nurses’ job satisfaction, which reduces their occupational stress and improves their health. SEM showed that these occupational health benefits increase the nurses’ commitment to the organization. Job satisfaction (feeling valued, rewarded) also had a direct effect on nurses’ intentions to continue working for the organization. Mental health inductions are therefore beneficial beyond job performance: they increase occupational health in the nursing profession.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Induction, Nursing, Occupational health, Orientation, Mental health
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Organizational Psychology
    Depositing User: Caroline Kamau
    Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2015 12:58
    Last Modified: 28 Jun 2016 23:11
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/12880

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