Preparing for trust status--an investigation into the morale of nurses undergoing change.

Abstract:

:The morale of nurses is a phenomenon often open to public comment without substantiated evidence. This study objectively explored the morale of nurses in a large district general hospital preparing for transition to National Health (NHS) Trust status. Information was sought using a 72-item questionnaire. The investigation was firmly centred around a structured theory which construes morale in terms of nine dimensions. The notion of morale being a construct synthesized of nine dimensions adds to the uniqueness of the study. Other studies fail to differentiate between the dynamic morale construct and the more complacent attitudes of job satisfaction.

journal_name

J Nurs Manag

authors

Cochrane DK,Jowett SA

doi

10.1111/j.1365-2834.1994.tb00160.x

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

1994-09-01 00:00:00

pages

223-7

issue

5

eissn

0966-0429

issn

1365-2834

journal_volume

2

pub_type

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