The purpose of this study was to describe health care providers'perceptions of their work environment at a large U.S. Army medical center, and to compare the findings to other military medical centers.
The sample (N=112) consisted of the professional nursing staff working on the nine inpatient units.
The Work Environmental Scale (WES) was used to measure perceptions of the workplace relative to gender, position (head nurses, staff nurses, and agency nurses), specialty nursing (intensive care unit [ICU] versus non-ICU), education (MSN, BSN, and ADN), and patterns of differences between the WES subscales of four military medical centers.
Results of the study indicate that there were no significant gender differences.
Head nurses, non-ICU nurses, and MSN nurses perceived their environment more positively.
There were significant differences in the WES subscales between the military hospitals.
Implications for nursing using the WES were recommended.
Mots-clés Pascal : Agent santé, Militaire, Infirmier, Enquête opinion, Milieu professionnel, Milieu hospitalier, Work Environment Scale Insel Moos, Relation homme environnement, Personnel sanitaire, Etude comparative, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Qualité vie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health worker, Military, Nurse, Opinion inquiry, Occupational environment, Hospital environment, Work Environment Scale Insel Moos, Man environment interface, Health staff, Comparative study, Human, United States, North America, America, Quality of life
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0413414
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 10/04/1997.