Hudgins (2016)

Resilience, job satisfaction, and anticipated turnover in nurse leaders

Job satisfaction, resilience, and NL Turnover

Relationships between resilience, job satisfaction, and anticipated turnover among nurse leaders.

Relationship between NL’s resilience and job satisfaction and between job satisfaction and anticipated turnover. Resilience has a significant relationship with a nurse leader’s intent to remain in a leadership position.

Kath, et al. (2012)

Moderators of the Negative Outcomes of Nurse Manager Stress

Effects of job stress

Research Questions:

“What are the levels of perceived job stress for nurse managers? 

What outcomes are associated with higher levels of job stress? 

What hospital, job, or psychosocial characteristics buffer the negative outcomes of job stress?” (pg. 216) 

Job stress was positively associated with physical and mental symptoms and negatively with job satisfaction. The effects of job stress are moderated by autonomy, job predictability and social support.

Kath, et al. (2013b). Predictors and outcomes of nurse leader job stress experienced by AWHONN members

Effects of job stress

Research questions:

“What are the relationships among stressors (personal factors, job/role factors, hospital factors), job stress, and outcomes experienced by nurse leaders? Are the outcomes of job stress moderated by autonomy and leadership style?” (pg. E15)

High levels of stress in NL*, mainly in those having supervisory responsibilities.

Stress effects are: poor job satisfaction, more turnover intention and poor mental health

Mediators are: autonomy that buffers the effect of stress on job satisfaction, on mental health symptoms and on turnover intentions.

Matsuzaki, et al. (2014). Associations of menopausal symptoms with job-related stress factors in nurses in Japan

Stress and health

Effects of job-related stress factors on typical menopausal symptoms, such as feelings of tiredness, irritability and difficulty in concentration.

To investigate differences in menopausal symptoms and job-related stress among nurses in managerial positions and those not in managerial positions

Besides the menopausal symptoms were not significantly different between nurses in managerial positions and nurse staff, the first group reported more feelings of unhappiness or depression and crying spells than the second group. Also, among the nurses in managerial positions low levels of job fitness and satisfaction were correlated with psychological symptoms.

Rudolfsson & Flensner (2012) Suffering and suffering with the other―the perspective of perioperative nurse leaders

Suffering in nurse leaders

Meanings of suffering from the perspective of perioperative nurse leaders, using a hermeneutical approach

A main theme of suffering from the perspective of nurse leaders emerged as learning and non-learning suffering.

Sherman, et al (2011). Charge Nurse Perspectives on Frontline Leadership in Acute Care Environments

Job satisfaction and leadership

To examine leadership qualities needed today in nursing roles; the challenges, and role satisfiers from the perspective of the frontline nurse leader.

Participants identified a large number of role satisfiers.

Shirey, et al. (2010). Understanding nurse manager stress and work complexity: Factors that make a difference

Effects of stress

Other than the stress effects, stressful situations and coping strategies among NM* are considered

NMs* like their job (91%)

14% turnover intention

All nurse managers report both negative and positive emotions

67% reported adverse psychological outcomes.

86% reported adverse physiological outcomes from role-related stress.

Suzuki et al. (2009). Relationship between assertiveness and burnout among nurse managers

Protective factors of burnout Assertiveness as protective factor of burnout among NMs*

The role of confounding factors in the assertiveness-burnout association

The higher the assertiveness score was, the lower the prevalence of burnout.

Significant differences between the burnout and non-burnout groups due to numerous confounding factors.