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Nurse entrepreneurs' well-being at work and associated factors.
J Clin Nurs. 2009 Nov; 18(22):3190-9.JC

Abstract

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

This study describes the well-being at work of nurse entrepreneurs and owner-managers of social care companies in Finland from the vantage point of health and working capacity, general coping and job satisfaction and identifies factors associated with well-being.

BACKGROUND

In recent years, increasing numbers of nurses have been starting up in business in the social care sector. As yet, there has been only limited research into their well-being at work.

DESIGN

Survey.

METHOD

This study was conducted as part of a questionnaire survey among 335 social care entrepreneurs with different educational backgrounds. The sample for the study reported here consisted of those respondents who had a registered nurse degree (n = 84). The data were analysed by SPSS statistical software.

RESULTS

Most of the respondents rated their physical, mental, financial and social situation and working capacity as good. Less than half of the respondents had experienced stress during the past year. Over half felt their coping efficacy was better than it had been shortly after starting up in business. The respondents' resources were consumed and strengthened by a range of different work-related factors. The majority were satisfied with their job as an entrepreneur. Several background factors were associated with the results.

CONCLUSIONS

Most of the nurse entrepreneurs reported being content with their well-being at work. Nevertheless, the results also highlighted factors that could and should be addressed to improve the well-being at work of entrepreneurs who struggle to cope.

RELEVANCE TO CLINICAL PRACTICE

The results provide useful information for the development of entrepreneurial training for nurses, for the design and provision of occupational health care services and for the enrichment of the content of the entrepreneur's job.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences, South Ostrobothnia Hospital District, Koskenalantie 16, Seinäjoki, Finland. merja.sankelo@seamk.fiNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19374698

Citation

Sankelo, Merja, and Leena Akerblad. "Nurse Entrepreneurs' Well-being at Work and Associated Factors." Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol. 18, no. 22, 2009, pp. 3190-9.
Sankelo M, Akerblad L. Nurse entrepreneurs' well-being at work and associated factors. J Clin Nurs. 2009;18(22):3190-9.
Sankelo, M., & Akerblad, L. (2009). Nurse entrepreneurs' well-being at work and associated factors. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 18(22), 3190-9. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2702.2008.02666.x
Sankelo M, Akerblad L. Nurse Entrepreneurs' Well-being at Work and Associated Factors. J Clin Nurs. 2009;18(22):3190-9. PubMed PMID: 19374698.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Nurse entrepreneurs' well-being at work and associated factors. AU - Sankelo,Merja, AU - Akerblad,Leena, Y1 - 2009/04/03/ PY - 2009/4/21/entrez PY - 2009/4/21/pubmed PY - 2009/12/29/medline SP - 3190 EP - 9 JF - Journal of clinical nursing JO - J Clin Nurs VL - 18 IS - 22 N2 - AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This study describes the well-being at work of nurse entrepreneurs and owner-managers of social care companies in Finland from the vantage point of health and working capacity, general coping and job satisfaction and identifies factors associated with well-being. BACKGROUND: In recent years, increasing numbers of nurses have been starting up in business in the social care sector. As yet, there has been only limited research into their well-being at work. DESIGN: Survey. METHOD: This study was conducted as part of a questionnaire survey among 335 social care entrepreneurs with different educational backgrounds. The sample for the study reported here consisted of those respondents who had a registered nurse degree (n = 84). The data were analysed by SPSS statistical software. RESULTS: Most of the respondents rated their physical, mental, financial and social situation and working capacity as good. Less than half of the respondents had experienced stress during the past year. Over half felt their coping efficacy was better than it had been shortly after starting up in business. The respondents' resources were consumed and strengthened by a range of different work-related factors. The majority were satisfied with their job as an entrepreneur. Several background factors were associated with the results. CONCLUSIONS: Most of the nurse entrepreneurs reported being content with their well-being at work. Nevertheless, the results also highlighted factors that could and should be addressed to improve the well-being at work of entrepreneurs who struggle to cope. RELEVANCE TO CLINICAL PRACTICE: The results provide useful information for the development of entrepreneurial training for nurses, for the design and provision of occupational health care services and for the enrichment of the content of the entrepreneur's job. SN - 1365-2702 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19374698/Nurse_entrepreneurs'_well_being_at_work_and_associated_factors_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2702.2008.02666.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -