Accession Number : ADA267954


Title :   Influence of Professional Nursing Practice on Nurse Satisfaction and Retention among Active Duty United States Air Force Nurses


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Solano, Mary A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a267954.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 131


Abstract : A causal modeling non-experimental design was used to test the influence of professional nursing practice (autonomy, control over nursing practice, group cohesion, and organizational commitment) on job satisfaction and anticipated turnover. A sample of 79 active duty Air Force nurses provided the convenience sample for the study. The concepts of control over nursing practice and organizational commitment had a positive influence on job satisfaction. Job satisfaction and organizational commitment had a negative influence on anticipated turnover. Neither autonomy nor group cohesion influenced either job satisfaction or anticipated turnover. Higher level of control over nursing practice, stronger organizational commitment and decreased anticipated turnover were found with field grade officers in comparison with company grade officers.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE , *ACTIVE DUTY , *JOB SATISFACTION , *MEDICAL SERVICES , *NURSES , TEST AND EVALUATION , CONTROL , UNITED STATES , NURSING , FIELD GRADE OFFICERS , COHESION , ANESTHESIA , EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN , CAREERS , COMPARISON , JOBS , REQUIREMENTS , MILITARY PERSONNEL


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE