Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2018 , Vol 9, Issue 2
Effects of Decisional Involvement of Nurses On The Quality of Work Life
Refika Çolak Coşkun1, Esra Uğur2
1Özel Aile Konak Hastanesi, Hemşirelik Hizmetleri, İstanbul, Türkiye
2Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Hemşirelik Bölümü, Istanbul, Türkiye
Objectives: The increase in a nurse’s quality of work life also increases the quality of patient care and patient satisfaction in the hospitals. In this study, we investigated the effects of participation in managerial decisions of nurses on the quality of work life.

Study design: A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted among 180 staff nurses working in a private hospital. The data were assessed by the Descriptive Information Form, Decisional Involvement Scale (DIS), and the Nurses’ Quality of Work Life Scale (NQWLS). Descriptive statistics, t-test, Mann Whitney test and Kruskal Wallis variance analysis were used in the analysis of the data. The data were evaluated at a 95% confidence interval.

Results: The 26.7% (n=48) of the participants were younger than 25 years old, 72.2% of them (n=130) graduated from the Nursing College, and 85% (n=153) were staff nurses. The effects of age, level of education, presence of continuing education programs, participation in certificate programs, position change, and working hours were statistically significant on the quality of work life (p<0.05). The DIS scores were 1.78±0.52 and 2.6±0.63 for current and desired state, respectively (p<0.001).

Conclusion: Development of the quality of work life determinants, and strengthening of nurses with participation in administrative decisions will contribute to the improvement of nurses’ quality of work life. Keywords : Quality of work life, decisional involvement, nursing administration