Date of Award

2006-05-01

Degree Name

PhD Nursing

Dissertation Committee

Dr. Mary Jo Clark, PhD, RN, Chairperson; Dr. Cynthia D. Connelly, PhD, RN; Dr. Daniel Gross, DNSc, RN

Keywords

California, nurse managers, nursing, organizational trust

Abstract

This study examined the relationship between levels of organizational trust (OT) and nursing turnover rates, turnover expenditures, patient satisfaction scores, nurse managers' job satisfaction, and nurse managers' perception of fair compensation. An OT inventory and demographic questionnaire were used to collect data from 57 nurse managers working for not-for-profit hospitals in California. Pearson correlations analysis showed that OT was statistically significantly (p = .05) related to overall hospital patient satisfaction scores, nurse managers' job satisfaction, nurse managers' perception of fair compensation, and executives' tenure. OT was not correlated with nursing turnover rates or nursing turnover expenditures. By focusing on developing an environment of OT, hospital executives may increase job satisfaction and perceptions of fair compensation among nurse managers, possible resulting in increased patient satisfaction scores.

Document Type

Dissertation: Open Access

Department

Nursing

Included in

Nursing Commons

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