This study examined the contributions of perceived organisational support (POS) and organisational commitment (i.e. affective, continuance and normative) to self-competence among nurses. Background. In high-POS environments, workers benefit from socio-emotional resources to improve their skills, while positive forms of commitment (e.g. affective commitment) create a fertile context for developing one’s competencies. Methods. A cross-sectional study was conducted among the nursing staff of two Italian urban hospitals (hospital A, n = 160; hospital B, n = 192). A structured questionnaire was administered individually to the nurses. Data analysis was conducted through multi-group analysis and supplemented by a bootstrapping approach. Results. The results showed that POS was positively related to self-competence through affective commitment. In contrast, continuance and normative commitment did not mediate this relationship. Conclusions. This study shows that supporting employees through caring about their well-being as well as fostering positive forms of organisational commitment increases nurses’ self-competence. Implications for nursing management. Nurse managers may increase support perceptions and commitment among their staff by rewarding their contributions and caring about their well-being, as well as concentrating on training strategies that improve work-related skills.

Perceived Organizational Support, Organizational Commitment, and Self-Competence among Nurses: A Study in Two Italian Hospitals / Galletta M., Battistelli A., Vandenberghe C., Odoardi C.. - In: JOURNAL OF NURSING MANAGEMENT. - ISSN 0966-0429. - STAMPA. - 24:(2016), pp. 44-53. [10.1111/jonm.12287]

Perceived Organizational Support, Organizational Commitment, and Self-Competence among Nurses: A Study in Two Italian Hospitals

Odoardi C.
2016

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This study examined the contributions of perceived organisational support (POS) and organisational commitment (i.e. affective, continuance and normative) to self-competence among nurses. Background. In high-POS environments, workers benefit from socio-emotional resources to improve their skills, while positive forms of commitment (e.g. affective commitment) create a fertile context for developing one’s competencies. Methods. A cross-sectional study was conducted among the nursing staff of two Italian urban hospitals (hospital A, n = 160; hospital B, n = 192). A structured questionnaire was administered individually to the nurses. Data analysis was conducted through multi-group analysis and supplemented by a bootstrapping approach. Results. The results showed that POS was positively related to self-competence through affective commitment. In contrast, continuance and normative commitment did not mediate this relationship. Conclusions. This study shows that supporting employees through caring about their well-being as well as fostering positive forms of organisational commitment increases nurses’ self-competence. Implications for nursing management. Nurse managers may increase support perceptions and commitment among their staff by rewarding their contributions and caring about their well-being, as well as concentrating on training strategies that improve work-related skills.
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