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Employee empowerment, innovative behavior and job productivity of public health nurses: a cross-sectional questionnaire survey.
Int J Nurs Stud. 2008 Oct; 45(10):1442-8.IJ

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Employee empowerment is an important organizational issue. Empowered employees with new ideas and innovative attributes may increase their ability to respond more effectively to face extensive changes in current public health care work environments.

OBJECTIVES

The objective of this study was to investigate the relationships between employee empowerment, innovative behaviors and job productivity of public health nurses (PHNs).

DESIGN

This study conducted a cross-sectional research design.

SETTINGS AND PARTICIPANTS

Purposive sampling was conducted from six health bureaus in northern Taiwan. 670 PHNs were approached and 576 valid questionnaires were collected, with a response rate of 85.9%.

METHODS

Structured questionnaires were used to collect data by post.

RESULTS

Meaning and competence subscales of psychological empowerment, information and opportunity subscales of organizational empowerment, and innovative behaviors were the predictors of job productivity, only accounting for 16.4% of the variance. The competence subscale of psychological empowerment made the most contribution to job productivity (beta = 0.31). Meaning subscale of psychological empowerment has a negative impact on job productivity.

CONCLUSIONS

Employee empowerment and innovative behavior of PHNs have little influence on job productivity. Employees with greater competence for delivering public health showed higher self-evaluated job productivity. The negative influences on job productivity possibly caused by conflict meaning on public health among PHNs in current public health policy. It should be an issue in further researches. Public health department should strengthen continuing education to foster competence of psychological sense of empowerment and innovative behavior to increase job productivity

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Nursing, Chang-Gung Institute of Technology, Tao-Yuan 33303 Taiwan, Republic of China. shixu@seed.net.twNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18295217

Citation

Chang, Li-Chun, and Chieh-Hsing Liu. "Employee Empowerment, Innovative Behavior and Job Productivity of Public Health Nurses: a Cross-sectional Questionnaire Survey." International Journal of Nursing Studies, vol. 45, no. 10, 2008, pp. 1442-8.
Chang LC, Liu CH. Employee empowerment, innovative behavior and job productivity of public health nurses: a cross-sectional questionnaire survey. Int J Nurs Stud. 2008;45(10):1442-8.
Chang, L. C., & Liu, C. H. (2008). Employee empowerment, innovative behavior and job productivity of public health nurses: a cross-sectional questionnaire survey. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 45(10), 1442-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2007.12.006
Chang LC, Liu CH. Employee Empowerment, Innovative Behavior and Job Productivity of Public Health Nurses: a Cross-sectional Questionnaire Survey. Int J Nurs Stud. 2008;45(10):1442-8. PubMed PMID: 18295217.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Employee empowerment, innovative behavior and job productivity of public health nurses: a cross-sectional questionnaire survey. AU - Chang,Li-Chun, AU - Liu,Chieh-Hsing, PY - 2007/01/15/received PY - 2007/12/18/revised PY - 2007/12/28/accepted PY - 2008/2/26/pubmed PY - 2009/1/17/medline PY - 2008/2/26/entrez SP - 1442 EP - 8 JF - International journal of nursing studies JO - Int J Nurs Stud VL - 45 IS - 10 N2 - BACKGROUND: Employee empowerment is an important organizational issue. Empowered employees with new ideas and innovative attributes may increase their ability to respond more effectively to face extensive changes in current public health care work environments. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to investigate the relationships between employee empowerment, innovative behaviors and job productivity of public health nurses (PHNs). DESIGN: This study conducted a cross-sectional research design. SETTINGS AND PARTICIPANTS: Purposive sampling was conducted from six health bureaus in northern Taiwan. 670 PHNs were approached and 576 valid questionnaires were collected, with a response rate of 85.9%. METHODS: Structured questionnaires were used to collect data by post. RESULTS: Meaning and competence subscales of psychological empowerment, information and opportunity subscales of organizational empowerment, and innovative behaviors were the predictors of job productivity, only accounting for 16.4% of the variance. The competence subscale of psychological empowerment made the most contribution to job productivity (beta = 0.31). Meaning subscale of psychological empowerment has a negative impact on job productivity. CONCLUSIONS: Employee empowerment and innovative behavior of PHNs have little influence on job productivity. Employees with greater competence for delivering public health showed higher self-evaluated job productivity. The negative influences on job productivity possibly caused by conflict meaning on public health among PHNs in current public health policy. It should be an issue in further researches. Public health department should strengthen continuing education to foster competence of psychological sense of empowerment and innovative behavior to increase job productivity SN - 0020-7489 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18295217/Employee_empowerment_innovative_behavior_and_job_productivity_of_public_health_nurses:_a_cross_sectional_questionnaire_survey_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0020-7489(08)00002-3 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -